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Events in Music

Events 1 - 11 of 11

1962-08-16 - Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1962-09-11 - Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
1973-08-18 - Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
1973-08-25 - Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1976-08-11 - Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami
1978-12-22 - Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer
1980-05-20 - Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss
1980-12-04 - 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
1984-12-31 - Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
1994-02-08 - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
2000-04-14 - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 410

1851-08-13 - John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937
1898-05-14 - Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
1898-12-24 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
1903-10-23 - Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer
1905-04-19 - Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
1909-01-15 - Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
1909-10-17 - Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
1910-06-18 - Ray McKinley, Fort Worth Tx, orchestra leader/drummer (Glenn Miller Time)
1911-10-07 - Joe Jones, Chicago IL, drummer
1914-01-09 - Kenny [Klook] Clarke, Pittsburgh, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop)
1915-06-10 - Oscar Comras, Bronx, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park)
1915-12-05 - Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer
1916-05-04 - Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy RichJazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich (1917-09-30)
1917-09-30 - Buddy Rich, New York, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)
1919-10-11 - Art Blakey, Pitts PA, drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers)
1925-03-13 - Roy Haynes, US jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea)
1925-08-27 - Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader
1927-04-07 - Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
1927-04-27 - Connie Kay, jazz drummer
1927-10-08 - Al Duncan, drummer
1929-04-06 - Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)
1929-07-14 - George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
1930-01-27 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
1931-03-25 - Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
1932-05-16 - Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
1932-11-11 - Al Levitt, drummer
1933-04-28 - Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer
1934-02-28 - Willie Bobo, NYC, jazz drummer (Cos)
1934-03-31 - John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
1935-11-27 - Al Jackson Jr, Memphis Tn, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers)
1936-08-22 - Lex P Humphries, drummer
1936-10-11 - Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
1938-08-26 - Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers
1938-12-17 - Carlo Little, English drummer (d. 2005)
1939-04-27 - Jerry Mercer, Montreal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine)
1939-05-27 - Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
1939-06-11 - Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
1939-07-28 - Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
1939-08-19 - Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
1939-08-31 - Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)
1939-11-13 - Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer
1940-02-09 - Brian Bennett, London, rock drummer (Shadows)
1940-06-10 - John William Stevens, jazz drummer
Beatles Drummer Ringo StarrBeatles Drummer Ringo Starr (1940-07-07)
1940-07-07 - Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Liverpool, Beatles drummer (Magic Christian)
1940-09-11 - Bernie Dwyer, rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1940-10-23 - Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
1941-02-04 - John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941-06-02 - Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1941-08-26 - Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
1941-09-01 - Sid Pye, drummer
1941-09-16 - Joe Butler, Glen Cove NY, rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful)
1941-09-26 - Joe Bauer, Memphis Tn, rock drummer (Youngbloods)
1941-11-24 - Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles)
1941-12-12 - Robert Covington, drummer/singer
1942-03-15 - Hughie Flint, London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band)
1942-03-30 - Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
1942-05-04 - Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1942-08-11 - Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
Drummer Charlie WattsDrummer Charlie Watts (1941-06-02)
1942-08-15 - Peter York, Cleve, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group)
1942-09-30 - Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
1942-10-15 - Don Stevenson, Seattle Wash, rock drummer (Moby Grape)
1942-12-02 - Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
1942-12-08 - Bobby Elliot, rock drummer (Hollies)
1942-12-15 - Dave Clark, London England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1943-04-07 - Spencer Dryden, NYC, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice)
1943-05-28 - Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
1943-06-28 - Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
1943-07-25 - Jim McCarty, Liverpool, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love)
1943-09-11 - Mickey Hart, drummer (Grateful Dead)
1943-11-09 - Lee Graziano, Chicago Ill, rock drummer (American Breed)
1943-11-22 - Floyd Sneed, Calgary, rock drummer (Three Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1943-12-12 - Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1944-01-27 - Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1944-01-28 - Brian Keenan, NYC, rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today)
1944-02-15 - Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
1944-03-11 - Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1944-03-17 - Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
1944-05-23 - Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
1944-06-03 - Michael Clarke, NYC, rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!)
1944-07-08 - Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
1944-07-23 - Dino Danelli, Jersey City NJ, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals)
1944-09-04 - Gene Parsons, rock drummer (Byrds, Gene Clark Group)
1944-12-04 - Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys-My Room)
1944-12-20 - Robert Colomby, NYC, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1945-01-08 - John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
1945-02-13 - Roy Dyke, Liverpool, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1945-03-06 - Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
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, Washington DC, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly)
1945-10-20 - Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
1945-11-24 - Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)
1945-12-01 - John Densmore, LA, drummer (Doors-C'mon Light My Fire)
1945-12-20 - Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], Brooklyn NY, American drummer and singer (Kiss)
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, Long Beach Ca, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 84 of 84

1939-06-16 - Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
1959-02-14 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
1959-11-10 - Lupino Lane, actress (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
1972-07-24 - Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
1973-10-16 - Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
1974-09-23 - Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
1975-07-14 - Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, dies at 77
1975-10-01 - Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
1978-09-07 - Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31
1980-09-25 - John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
1983-02-04 - Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
Rocker Keith MoonRocker Keith Moon (1978-09-07)
1983-09-15 - Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
1983-12-28 - Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
1984-12-08 - Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
1984-12-09 - Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
1985-09-03 - Joe Jones, drummer, dies at 73
1987-04-02 - Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69
1987-04-17 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36
1987-05-12 - Victor Feldman, pianist/drummer, dies at 53
1987-06-08 - Yogi Horton, drummer (Luther Vandross), commits suicide at 33
1987-12-05 - "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
1989-06-14 - Pete de Freitas, drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies
1990-10-16 - Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
1991-11-24 - Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41
1992-04-16 - Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
1992-04-19 - Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy RichJazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich (1987-04-02)
1992-08-05 - Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
1992-08-24 - Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
1992-10-07 - Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
1993-03-19 - Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
1993-11-28 - Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
1993-12-19 - Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
1994-03-09 - Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
1994-03-24 - Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
1994-05-03 - Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
1994-05-29 - Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
1994-07-11 - Lex P Humphries, drummer, dies at 57
1994-09-13 - John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
1994-11-28 - Al Levitt, US/French jazz drummer, dies at 63
1994-11-30 - Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
1995-01-03 - Al Duncan, drummer, dies at 68
1995-02-06 - Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
1995-03-08 - Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
1995-05-07 - Ray McKinley, drummer, dies at 84
1995-08-03 - Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer, dies at 79
1995-10-06 - Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
1996-01-17 - Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
1996-02-23 - George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
1996-04-14 - Gaylord Birch, drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50
1996-06-14 - Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
1996-07-16 - John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48
1996-08-11 - Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
1996-10-24 - Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
1997-02-25 - Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
1997-04-19 - El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (b. 1958)
1998-01-26 - S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
1999-06-21 - Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
2001-05-03 - Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
2002-03-26 - Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
2003-01-11 - Mickey Finn, English drummer (T. Rex) (b. 1947)
2003-04-06 - Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)
2003-11-12 - Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)
2004-05-18 - Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
2005-01-11 - Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
2005-02-08 - Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
2005-03-26 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
2005-03-30 - Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
2005-08-20 - Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
2005-10-31 - John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
2006-08-22 - Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
2007-02-27 - Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
2007-08-16 - Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
2007-11-02 - Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
2008-02-09 - Scott Halpin, a one time drummer of The Who.
2008-02-26 - Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
2008-03-16 - Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)
2008-05-11 - John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
2008-07-06 - Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
2008-11-30 - Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
2009-07-04 - Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
2009-12-28 - James Owen "The Rev" Sullivan, American musician drummer of Avenged Sevenfold (b. 1981)
2011-04-04 - Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
2011-11-22 - Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
2012-03-12 - Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65


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