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List of notable or famous drummers from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top drummers born in Scotland and even some popular drummers who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish drummers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These drummers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known drummer from Scotland is included when available.

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This historic drummers from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish drummers of note?" and "Who are the most famous drummers from Scotland?" These prominent drummers of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish drummers.

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Bobby Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from Scotland
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Robert "Bobby" Gillespie is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer and founding member of the alternative rock band, Primal Scream. He was also the drummer for The Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid-1980s. ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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Brian McGee is a Scottish drummer who played in different bands like Simple Minds and Endgames. He met future Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr at Holyrood R.C. Secondary School, and joined him and other friends from the same school in the band Biba-Rom! around the mid-1970s, while still at school. In ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Gorbals, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Kenny Hyslop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from Scotland
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Kenny Hyslop is a Scottish drummer. He joined the band Salvation with Midge Ure, which later became Slik and, after Ure's departure, some of the remaining members formed the Zones. He also went on to play with The Skids. In 1981 he joined Simple Minds, replacing Brian McGee. He contributed by ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Helensburgh, United Kingdom

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Kevin Johnston is a musician. ...more