Ginger Baker- Cream Ian Paice- Deep Purple (mainly during the 1970s) Corky Laing- Mountain Brian Downey- Thin Lizzy Bill Ward- Black Sabbath Mitch Mitchell- Jimi Hendrix Carmine Appice- Vanilla Fudge, Cactus & Beck Bogert Appice Buddy Miles- The Electric Flag & Jimi Hendrix Phil Taylor- Motorhead Ted McKenna SAHB & Rory Gallagher
and about another 20 'named' other rock drummers...
I must admit like many guitarists are my favourite musicians within a rock band set up BUT!. In recent years I developed a liking to listening to a rock bands drums and drummers and some rock drummers from rocks golden age (1968-1976) were absolutely outstandingly amazing to listen to.
As Ginger Baker once said in a 1991 video about the 1960s 'super group' Cream-
"A band is only as good as it's drummer right?.. An average band with a good drummer can sound like a good band and a good band with a great drummer can sound like a great band and a great band with a super drummer can sound like a super band. A good drummer makes the other guys in the band sound good that's your gig you make the other guys in the band sound GOOD!." Ginger Baker.