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List of famous drummers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top drummers in the world? This includes the most prominent drummers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable drummers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic drummers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned drummers.

A factual list, featuring people like John Bonham and Paul McCartney.

From reputable, prominent, and well known drummers to the lesser known drummers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the drummer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous drummers ever?" and "What are the names of famous drummers?" then you're in the right place. (1685 items)
Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Francisco "Frankie" Muñiz IV is an American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racing driver. He is known primarily as the star of the FOX television family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2003, he was considered ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Race car driver, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip, Big Fat Liar, Agent Cody Banks

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: North West England, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson, Record producer, Television director, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, American Hustle, Vanilla Sky

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Silver Linings Playbook, Die Hard, I Am Legend, I, Robot

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Jason Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Jason Francesco Schwartzman is an American actor, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson, such as Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He has also appeared in films such as I Heart ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Drummer, + more

Credits: Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox

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