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List of Famous Drummers

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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. (1683 items)
Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Jason Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Adam Brody is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Sheila E. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Lex van den Berghe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Ed Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Mike D is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Dennis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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Emeril Lagasse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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John Densmore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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