FDP Forum / Who are/were the best or among the best lead vocalist drummers/ 36 messages in thread.

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littleavent



USA

Unclepopadaddy
Nov 18th, 2007 05:08 PM        

It's not that often you see/hear drummers sing and was wondering if it was more than I thought.



garp

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Connecticut USA

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Nov 19th, 2007 08:46 AM        

The three that come to mind most quickly for me are Phil Collins, Don Henley and Karen Carpenter.



littleavent



USA

Unclepopadaddy
Nov 19th, 2007 10:50 PM        

Yeah, those two guy's came to my mind but I'd forgot about Karen Carpenter (I thought she was great).
What was the name of the guy that drummed/sang in the group Rare Earth. I was fortunate to see them in concert (72?) and he was really good. They did a tune "(I know ) I'm losing you" and did a vocal effect sounding like tape delay with mutiple echos. I was close enough to see him faking the echos delays. Maybe the tape delay was broke that day ...........



kve

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Crozet, VA

Nov 22nd, 2007 06:04 AM        

Levon Helm in The Band.



mistabreeze

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southeast Georgia

Nov 23rd, 2007 06:16 PM        

i was going to say Levon Helm also.
The 80's Rock band Triumph had a singer/drummer...and also believe the Dave Clark 5 from british invasion years. Check YouTube.



garp

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Connecticut USA

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Nov 25th, 2007 10:09 AM        

Thanks to kve and mistabreeze for mentioning Levon.

*kicks own behind*



buster h



USA

Nov 28th, 2007 12:46 AM        

The drummer from Rare Earth did all the singing he was great.

Buster



Strat-Strummer

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Massachusetts U.S.A.

Nov 28th, 2007 07:54 PM        

Ringo Star sang a little with the um um ---oh ya the Beatles. After that he was lead in his oun stuff.
The drummer from Nirvana, leads a group now on guitar.




oldguitars



United States

Nov 30th, 2007 08:56 AM        

Levon Helm, Phil Collins, Andy Sturmer from jellyfish.



dannysgrandpa



vancouver,usa

Respect the mighty CHOPSTICK!!
Dec 4th, 2007 11:33 PM        

Can't remember his name right this second, but, the drummer for Grand Funk Railroad was a powerhouse singer. Here's obscurity for you, Joe English. He played with McCartney and Wings then had a pretty solid Christian music ministry in the 80's.



Strat-Strummer

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Massachusetts U.S.A.

Dec 5th, 2007 11:07 AM        

"" Can't remember his name right this second, but, the drummer for Grand Funk Railroad was a powerhouse singer.""

Did they transform to Backman Turner Overdrive.



busta string

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Ches. Va.

on the banks of beautiful Lake Drummond
Dec 6th, 2007 04:55 AM        

"Grand Funk Railroad]"Did they transform to Backman Turner Overdrive."

If I remember correctly, it was the Guess Who, that morphed into Baucman-Turner Overweight.

Mickey Dolenz [aka-Circus Boy] of the Monkees was another singing drummer.



Weezie



Montreal, Canada

Jan 20th, 2008 01:59 PM        

The Romantics -- remember that song "What I Like About You"? Drummer is the singer in that band.

How about Phil Collins too?



thefarmcaster

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Kansas City is not

in Kansas, so don't hold it against me
Jan 21st, 2008 09:25 PM        

Don Brewer was the drummer for Grand Funk, and he is a great singer.

I always liked to hear Buddy Miles sing as well.



Froggy



U.S.A./Florida

Frogs are lucky, they eat what bugs them
Jan 29th, 2008 03:38 PM        

Kelly Keagy from NightRanger & Scrap Metal and a Second Vote for Don Henley.



Earthchild

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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Jan 30th, 2008 07:18 AM        

Buddy Miles-"Them Changes"
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Earthchild

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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Jan 30th, 2008 07:33 AM        

dannysgrandpa,
I met Joe English when was doing his Christian thing in the 80s. We was playing at my old high school and I happened to be in town on vacation to see my folks. He told me he grew up as a jazz drummer and hated the Beatles. Somehow McCartney heard him play in Atlanta and he got a call from Paul's people offering him the gig with Wings. He said he almost turned it down and his roommate actually convinced him to take the gig by threatening to never speak to him again if he didn't. He was a really nice guy and gave me signed copy of his Album.
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jay1vinton

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Hawaii, USA

Pakalolo Central, WOT!!!
Jan 30th, 2008 06:12 PM        

I always liked Buddy Miles, he always had a bit of a jump in his voice from the movement of drumming at the same time.
Pete Rivera, Rare Earth



Earthchild

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So far out-o-da-loop

I can't even find the rope!
Jan 30th, 2008 09:14 PM        

And speaking of Buddy Miles and Junior Brown.

When Jr. played in Atlanta a few years ago, Buddy was his snare drummer.

I had a gig that night and didn't get to go see him.
:(
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Brian1960



Philadelphia

Brian
Mar 27th, 2008 09:34 AM        

Terry Bozzio when he was with Zappa.



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