Peter Erskine Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 31 May, 2019 43 No Comments

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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. Erskine was born in Somers Point, New Jersey, U.S. He began playing the drums at the age of four. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, then studied… Read more »

Nicko McBrain Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 31 May, 2019 75 No Comments

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Michael Henry “Nicko” McBrain (born 5 June 1952) is an English musician and drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982. Having played in small pub bands from the age of 14, upon leaving school McBrain paid his bills with session work before he joined a variety of artists,… Read more »

Charlie Watts Happy Birthday

Salvador Niebla 31 May, 2019 25 No Comments

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Charles Robert Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In January 1963, he joined their fledgling… Read more »

John «Bonzo» Bonham Tribute

Salvador Niebla 31 May, 2019 52 No Comments

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John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass drumming, distinctive sound, and “feel” for the groove, he is regarded by many as the greatest and most influential rock… Read more »

Chick Webb Tribute!

Salvador Niebla 5 February, 2019 213 No Comments

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William Henry “Chick” Webb (February 10, 1905 – June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader. Webb was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to William H. and Marie Webb. From childhood, he suffered from tuberculosis of the spine, leaving him with short stature and a badly deformed… Read more »

Simon Phillips Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 5 February, 2019 199 No Comments

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Simon Phillips (born 6 February 1957) is an English jazz, pop, and rock drummer and record producer. He worked with rock bands during the 1970s and 1980s and was the drummer for the band Toto from 1992 to 2014. Phillips started to play professionally at the age of twelve in his father’s dixieland band for… Read more »

Hal Blaine Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 5 February, 2019 197 No Comments

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Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky; February 5, 1929) is an American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew, a group of musicians who recorded prolifically in the Los Angeles music scene and played behind a large number of musicians in the 1960s and ’70s. Blaine played… Read more »

Vinnie Colaiuta Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 5 February, 2019 241 No Comments

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Of Italian descent, Colaiuta was given his first drum kit when he was seven. He took to it naturally, with little instruction. When he was fourteen, the school band teacher gave him a book that taught him some of the basics. Buddy Rich was his favorite drummer until he heard the album Ego by Tony… Read more »

Kenny Clarke Tribute!

Salvador Niebla 3 January, 2019 136 No Comments

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Kenneth Clarke (born Kenneth Clarke Spearman; January 9, 1914 – January 26, 1985), nicknamed Klook, was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. A major innovator of the bebop style of drumming, he pioneered the use of the Ride cymbal to keep time rather than the hi-hat, along with the use of the bass drum for… Read more »

Dave Weckl Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 3 January, 2019 222 No Comments

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Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960) is an American jazz fusion drummer and leader of the Dave Weckl Band. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2000. Weckl attended Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Missouri, and graduated in 1978. He majored in jazz studies at the University of Bridgeport… Read more »

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