Singing Drummers?


You know, Dave Clark, Karen Carpenter …


(No not Mr Tench)


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

27 thoughts on “Singing Drummers?

  1. Do you want name drummers or Pompey lads ?

  2. Name drummers – it’s an international query

    I did think of Graham Hunt!

  3. Myself Tony Ransley, some lead rest, backing.

  4. Levon Helm of course……

  5. Don Henley, Phil Collins

  6. Roger Taylor

  7. Buddy Miles…………….inc….Electric Flag / Band of Gipsies (Hendrix J)..Buddy Miles Express…………….ggrrreatttt

  8. Honey Lantree of The Honeycombs. They had a big hit with ‘Have I The Right’ .

  9. On a flippant note, how about Jesse Fuller and Don Partridge? I’m not sure if the definition ‘played’ is applicable but the bass drum is certainly an audible and visible part of the armour of a one man band !!!

  10. Debbi Peterson of The Bangles. John Weathers from Gentle Giant sang a bit, as does Caroline Corr. Also, Micky Dolenz from The Monkees. I guess even Ringo sang somewhat. Oh, and Anmal from the Muppets!

  11. THANKS everyone, great stuff. It was a request from an academic who’s doing some research – probably going to write something

    Much appreciated

  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYotKWBBEyQ This takes the biscuit…….lol

  13. Sorry, obviously you meant famous drummers, my mistake.

  14. Steve Huston – Head East (Never been any reason)

  15. How about Roy Blumenfeld – Blues Project/Seatrain/The Former Members/San Francisco Nights/Aguilar Blumenfeld Project/Barry Melton Band?

    Here’s a clip of The Former Members at The Bulls Head in Barnes. London, in 2012, with Roy on lead vocals on a song he originally recorded with The Blues Project.

    David Bennet Cohen is on keyboards -ex Country Joe & The Fish (he was also member of Blues Project for a while), Bruce Barthol -ex Country Joe & The Fish on bass, Greg Douglass – ex Steve Miller Band on lead guitar.

  16. And how’s about Robert Wyatt of Soft Machine?

  17. …and Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad? A fine 60’s/70’s band, ‘tho this is a fairly recent video… Maybe a bit ‘eavy for you, Doctor Dave?

  18. …they did play Hyde Park in 1969!

  19. And I appeared on Southern Television in ‘ 61

  20. The wonderful Sam Kelly , probably one of the best blues drummers around, does his fair share of vocals with his touring band, Sam Kelly’s Station House.

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