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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.

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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 "one of Hollywood's most bankable teens." In 2008, he put his acting career on hold to pursue an open wheel racing career. He competed in the Atlantic Championship. In 2012, he joined the band Kingsfoil as a drummer; however, he left the band in 2014. ...more

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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 partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more

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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 label at the age of 11 and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth. Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten ...more

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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 Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Saving Mr. Banks. In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the HBO series Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Craigslist. He currently releases music through his solo project Coconut Records, and was formerly the drummer ...more

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