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Billy Rankin (drummer)

For the guitarist of the same name, see Billy Rankin.
William Hector “Billy” Rankin III (born in 1951) is an English drummer and rock musician active in the 1960s and 1970s
He joined Kippington Lodge in 1968 and remained with them when they evolved into Brinsley Schwarz in 1969. He played on all Brinsley Schwarz’s albums, and whilst with them, also drummed on albums for Ernie Graham, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Colin Scot and Frankie Miller.
After Brinsley Schwarz’s demise in 1974, Rankin briefly joined Ducks Deluxe for their final tours, and played on their final album Last Night of a Pub Rock Band, recorded at London’s 100 Club on 1 July 1975. He briefly joined Terraplane but did not record with them, and also appeared on two albums for Dave Edmunds. He joined Big Jim Sullivan’s Tiger with whom he recorded two albums, before retiring from the music industry
In October 2007 Tyla, Belmont, Groome and Rankin reformed Ducks Deluxe, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their formation, and performed at the 100 Club, the venue of their final performance in 1975.,

Andy Selway

Andy Selway is an English drummer, most well known for his work with KMFDM.
Selway spent his early years in Luton, England, but moved to Kirton near Felixstowe in Suffolk where he remained until his early 20s. From a musical family, he is the eldest of three brothers, the other two being proficient bass players (Danny) and brass players (Ricky) respectively.
He joined ‘Big Boy Tomato’ which enjoyed a fair amount of success in North and West London, and their ‘New Wave of New Wave’ sound saw them supporting bands like UK Subs and Stiff Little Fingers. The Tomatoes managed a couple of EPs, including ‘Acton Baby’ and the four track CD ‘Hormones and Hangovers.’ The Tomatoes split in the early 1990s, and a splinter group emerged. Sugar Snatch took inspiration for their songs from cartoons, namely Asterix and Animaniacs. One album, “Mad Cows and Englishmen” was released amidst much touring of the UK and Europe, often playing the supporting slot to Toy Dolls. Seeming going nowhere, the band split, though two of the ‘Snatches went on to form ‘The Yo-Yos’, a punkabilly band formed by Danny McCormack after the 1997 split of The Wildhearts. Although signed and promoted heavily, the band never really took off, and they too split after recording a debut album.
All this while, Andy had been working with Raymond Watts (also known as PIG) and toured Japan with the band. Realizing that he wasn’t going to get the gigs he needed if he stayed in London, he moved to America where his working partnership with Watts led to his inclusion in the lineup of KMFDM. He occasionally performs with punk band Dwarves under the alias Dutch Ovens. In late 2007, Selway played the drums for the Seattle rock band, DragStrip Riot and Japanese Pop Star Ayumi Hamasaki in her songs Talkin’ 2 Myself and Decision.
In 2008, he went on tour with Genitorturers. In 2009 he toured with his (and KMFDM bandmate Jules Hodgson’s) new band, The Spittin’ Cobras.

Bobby Harrison

Bobby Harrison (born Robert Leslie Harrison, 22 June 1939, at West Ham, England) is a drummer. He was an early member of Procol Harum, but shortly after their 1967 hit single “A Whiter Shade of Pale” was released, he and guitarist Ray Royer left the group to form the band Freedom. He has also worked with several other members of Procol Harum on other projects; he joined a band called SNAFU which contained Procol’s future organist Pete Solley, and also on Matthew Fisher’s solo album Journey’s End.
He is currently in a band called ‘Journey’, where he plays Christian-oriented rock around the Leigh-on-Sea area of Essex.

Steve Barnard

Steve “Smiley” Barnard (born 10 January 1971) is an English musician and remixer.
Having previously drummed for Robbie Williams on the Life thru a Lens album and tours, Barnard joined Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros after Ged Lynch left. Barnard drummed on the “Forbidden City” track of the Rock Art and the X-Ray Style album.
Following the Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros debut gig at the Leadmill on 5 June 1999, the Mescaleros toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, US and Japan for the next six months. Further tours followed in early 2000 that included Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The final night of a ten-date British tour supporting the Who, at Wembley Arena in November 2000, proved to be his last for the Mescaleros.
In 2001, along with Johnny Wilks, formed one*iota, who later became King Louis. Barnard drummed for the Mock Turtles on their return to the charts in 2003 and is currently drumming for Archive, who though relatively unknown in Britain are reaching massive proportions on mainland Europe.
In 2009, Smiley joined fellow Mescaleros Pablo Cook, who together with Mike Peters (The Alarm), Derek Forbes (Simple Minds) and Steve Harris (Archive/Gary Numan) formed Los Mondo Bongo, and have toured the UK, Canada and elsewhere celebrating the music of Joe Strummer.
In 2010, Smiley replaced Steve Grantley (Stiff Little Fingers) as the drummer in the Alarm. He drummed on the latest Alarm album, The Sound and the Fury.
In 2013, Smiley played alongside original the Jam member Bruce Foxton when he took over drums from Mark Brzezicki in From The Jam.

Joe Russo

Joe Russo (born December 18, 1976) is an American drummer and half of the Benevento/Russo Duo. He has toured, performed and recorded with a number of other bands, including Cass McCombs, A Big Yes and a Small No, Fat Mama, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Younger Brother, Shpongle, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, the Trey Anastasio/ Mike Gordon duo, the Gene Ween Band, and Furthur (featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead). He also plays with the Shpongle Live Band. In 2013 he formed a Grateful Dead tribute band called Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.

Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno (* 14. April 1932 in Kanada; † 22. August 2012 in Manhattan, New York City) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazzmusiker (Schlagzeug, Perkussion, Gesang, Flöte).


Barry Graham Purkis, more commonly known as Thunderstick (born 7 December 1954), is an English drummer who wore various masks and used to perform on-stage closed in a cage. He was in the popular cult-band Samson, with whom his name is most associated.

Peter Salisbury

Peter Anthony Salisbury (born 24 September 1971) is an English rock drummer, best known as the drummer for The Verve, whom he co-founded in 1989.

Dan Pinto

Dan Pinto (born December 8, 1960) is a BMI composer/keyboardist/drummer-percussionist who writes and performs music in the styles of jazz-fusion and orchestral film score and soundtrack. Beginning in 1991, his original music compositions were used for many Robin Leach hosted television shows that ran in syndication for several years including Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and Runaway with the Rich & Famous. His music was also used for the 1993 syndicated television show World’s Best 1992.

Adolfo de la Parra

Canned Heat is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The group has been noted for its interpretations of blues material and for its efforts to promote interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts Alan Wilson and Bob Hite, who took the name from Tommy Johnson’s 1928 “Canned Heat Blues”, a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called “canned heat”, from the original 1914 product name Sterno Canned Heat, After appearances at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals at the end of the 1960s, the band acquired worldwide fame with a lineup consisting of Hite (vocals), Wilson (guitar, harmonica and vocals), Henry Vestine and later Harvey Mandel (lead guitar), Larry Taylor (bass), and Adolfo de la Parra (drums).

Darren Allison

Darren Allison (born May 1968, Ashington, Northumberland, England) is an English record producer, musician, and recording engineer, best known for his production work on the epic soundscapes of such artists as Spiritualized, The Divine Comedy, and, more recently, Efterklang, Belle & Sebastian and Amatorski.

Terry Chimes

TerenceTerryChimes (born 5 July 1956, Stepney, London, England) is an English musician, best known as the original drummer of punk rock group The Clash. He originally played with them from July 1976 to November 1976, January 1977 to April 1977, and again from May 1982 to February 1983. He later drummed for Hanoi Rocks in 1985, before the band broke up that same year. He briefly toured with Black Sabbath from July 1987 through December 1987, and in a one-off gig in May 1988. He also appeared as their drummer in Black Sabbath’s music video for their single “The Shining” from their 1987 album The Eternal Idol.

Alan White (Yes drummer)

Alan White (born 14 June 1949) is an English drummer and songwriter best known for his tenure in the progressive rock band Yes, which he joined in 1972. Born and raised in County Durham, White took up piano and drum lessons as a youngster. In 1969, he joined the Plastic Ono Band after John Lennon invited him to play at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival. White went on to play on other recordings by Lennon, George Harrison, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, and Terry Reid.
White joined Yes in July 1972 as a replacement for their original drummer, Bill Bruford. White has performed on over 50 albums throughout his career, including those by Joe Cocker, Ginger Baker, and The Ventures. White will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes in 2017.

Graham Coxon

Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur. As the group’s lead guitarist and secondary vocalist, Coxon is featured on all eight of Blur’s studio albums, from 1991’s Leisure to The Magic Whip (2015), despite being absent from the group from 2002 to 2008 owing to a dispute with the other members. He has also led a solo career since 1998. As well as being a musician, Coxon is a visual artist: he designed the cover art for all his solo albums as well as Blur’s 13.
Coxon plays several instruments, and records his albums with little assistance from session musicians. Q magazine critic Adrian Deevoy has written: “Coxon is an astonishing musician. His restless playing style – all chord slides, rapid pulloffs, mini-arpeggios and fractured runs – seems to owe more to his saxophone training than any conventional guitar tuition.” An innovative lead guitarist, he has been described by Oasis bandleader Noel Gallagher as “one of the most talented guitarists of his generation.” Coxon was voted the 15th greatest guitarist of the last 30 years in a 2010 BBC poll.

Roy Mayorga

Roy Maurice Mayorga (born April 6, 1970) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the American heavy metal bands Hellyeah and Stone Sour. He is of Ecuadorian and Cuban descent.

Peter Erskine

Peter Erskine (born June 5, 1954) is an American jazz drummer who was a member of the jazz fusion groups Weather Report and Steps Ahead.

Roger Waters

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters initially served solely as the bassist, but following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader.

John Halsey (musician)

John Halsey (born 23 February 1945 in Highgate) is a rock drummer, best known for his appearance as Barrington Womble (“Barry Wom”) in The Rutles, leading to his playing with Neil Innes’s band Fatso and appearing in the television film All You Need is Cash (1978).
Halsey was born in Highgate, North London and lived in North Finchley. He joined the London rhythm and blues band Felder’s Orioles in 1965, who released four singles on the Piccadilly Records label. In 1967 he became a member of Timebox from Southport, who later became Patto. With record producer Muff Winwood they released three albums. The band disbanded in 1973.
In 1972 Halsey played drums on the Lou Reed album Transformer and recorded as a session musician on albums including Mind Your Own Business by Henry McCullough (1975), Back to the Night by Joan Armatrading (1975), Bullinamingvase by Roy Harper (1977), Woman in the Wings by Maddy Prior (1978) and Mail Order Magic by Roger Chapman (1980). He toured with others including Joe Cocker, The Scaffold, Grimms, Chris Jagger, Neil Innes, Viv Stanshall, Joe Brown.
In an interview for the fanzine Ptolemaic Terrascope in 1992, he told the magazine that he spent much of the 1980s selling fish from the back of a van after a near-fatal accident in Chichester in 1983 and that since then, he has been in the pub trade. Since 1996 he has been the landlord of the Castle Inn public house in Castle Street, Cambridge.
He appeared on the Channel 4 show ‘What The Pythons Did Next’ on 1 January 2007, discussing what it was like to work with Eric Idle. In April 2008 he appeared at the Rutles thirty year reunion in Los Angeles, where the four original band members played together again.

Ikue Mori

Ikue Mori (森 郁恵, Mori Ikue) (born 17 December 1953), also known as Ikue Ile, is a drummer, electronic musician, composer, and graphic designer.

Dave Dowle

David ‘Duck’ Dowle (20 October 1953, London) is an English drummer who has played with the bands Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Streetwalkers, Whitesnake, Runner, Midnight Flyer, Bernie Marsden.

Mick Tucker

Michael Thomas “Mick” Tucker (17 July 1947 – 14 February 2002) was an English musician, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the glam rock band Sweet.