Today in Drummer History (Part 2)

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 440

  • 1945-04-01 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1945-04-13 Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
  • 1945-04-24 Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1945-05-02 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
  • 1945-08-16 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • 1945-09-23 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-10-20 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • 1945-11-08 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1945-11-24 Bev [Beverley] Bevan, rock drummer (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1945-12-01 John Densmore, LA, drummer (Doors-C'mon Light My Fire)
  • 1945-12-20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-01-07 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • 1946-02-19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
  • 1946-03-10 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
  • 1946-03-17 Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1946-04-01 John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1946-05-24 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)

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1946-08-23 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Keith Moon
  • 1946-09-01 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-09-04 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946-09-19 John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1946-10-24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 1946-11-19 Joe Correro, Greenwood Ms, rock drummer (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
  • 1946-12-12 Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • 1947-02-02 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1947-03-18 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • 1947-03-20 Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • 1947-03-24 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1947-04-06 Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • 1947-05-11 Butch Trucks, drummer (the Allman Brothers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)

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1947-06-24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
  • 1947-07-07 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • 1947-07-09 Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • 1947-07-16 Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
  • 1947-07-22 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • 1947-08-01 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-09-02 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • 1947-11-06 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-11-20 George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
  • 1947-12-29 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • 1948-02-18 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (Doobie Brothers), born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1948-03-28 John Evans, (Aka Evan) rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • 1948-04-01 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • 1948-05-05 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-05-28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)

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1948-05-31 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), born in Redditch, England (d. 1980)

Drummer John Bonham
John Bonham
  • 1948-06-11 Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
  • 1948-06-29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake, Deep Purple), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1948-07-17 Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1948-07-18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • 1948-08-28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-09-03 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-09-16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • 1948-10-24 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • 1948-11-05 Rick Cobb, hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)
  • 1948-11-09 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1949-01-05 George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • 1949-02-05 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • 1949-03-11 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • 1949-03-12 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1949-04-09 Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
  • 1949-05-17 Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis)
  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • 1949-06-14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1949-07-28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949-08-02 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
  • 1949-08-17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-12-19 Lenny White, American jazz drummer (Chick Corea's Return to Forever), born in New York City
  • 1950-02-04 Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • 1950-03-02 Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1950-03-18 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1950-04-25 Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
  • 1950-05-06 Robbie McIntosh, drummer (Avg White Band-Show your Hand)
  • 1950-06-21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-07-12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1950-07-21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • 1950-08-08 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-08-15 Thomas "Tommy" Aldrich, American rock-metal drummer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • 1950-08-18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1950-09-10 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • 1950-09-18 Mike Hossack, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1950-09-28 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • 1950-10-24 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • 1950-12-01 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1950-12-17 Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)
  • 1950-12-18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • 1950-12-27 Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-01-27 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 1951-01-30 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • 1951-04-06 Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • 1951-04-12 Jackson Spires, rock drummer (Blackfoot)
  • 1951-04-13 Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show)
  • 1951-04-21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • 1951-05-08 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1951-05-13 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • 1951-05-24 Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • 1951-06-12 Bun E Carlos, [Brad Carlson], rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 105 of 105

  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2015-11-09 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), dies at 85
  • 2015-11-11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • 2017-01-24 Butch Trucks, American drummer (the Allman Brothers), dies at 69
  • 2017-12-07 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, dies at 81