Happy birthday Pete Thomas!

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Tom Waits called him “one of the best rock drummers alive”, and if you’re an Elvis Costello fan, you likely agree.

British drummer Pete Thomas turns 69 on Wednesday, so, in his honor, let’s hear FAVORITE SONGS FROM UNDERRATED DRUMMERS THAT DESERVE MORE RECOGNITION.

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Bill Berry is R.E.M.’s secret weapon – “Lightnin’ Hopkins” from Document

Timothy T Rueger

Lee Michaels- Heighty Hi, with Frosty (Barry Smith) on drums. He also played with Soulhat, Parliament, Sly and the Family Stone, and many others. In addition to being a great drummer, Frosty was quite a character. Got to know him a little when his band played the 6th Street bar where I worked.

Tom Sullivan

Clem Burke from Blondie is a human metronome and manages to add stunning fills were there is seemingly no room for them as witnessed here in Union City Blue

Matt Hauser

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