Saturday, 30 May 2015

Give the Drummer Some - Happy Birthday Topper Headon


He was the engine room of the only band that mattered and his beats have been sampled almost as much as those of James Browns' funky drummer, Clyde Stubblefield. Happy 60th birthday to the great Topper Headon.


9 comments:

Swiss Adam said...

Yes indeed.

Singing Bear said...

Great drummer. Whatever happened to Tory Crimes? Topper really took The Clash to another level.

Walter said...

Happy birthday Topper. Finally someone who dignify his playing. Thank you Swede

charity chic said...

A few years ago you would not have put money on Topper making 60.A legend

Brian said...

One of those "man, I'm getting old" moments.

Scott said...

Not sure CC if Topper himself even thought he would get to 60. Congrats to Topper on his 60th...

Erik Bartlam said...

I can't think of a great band with a mediocre drummer.

Dirk said...

No, Scott, he wouldn't. Cy coincidence I saw some feature about The Clash a few days ago in which he spoke about how shocked he was to hear about J. Strummer's sudden death. What he said basically was that under no circumstances, bearing the life he led (with drugs and alcohol abuse) in mind, he would have thought that he would NOT be the first of the four members to drop dead ...

Old Pa's Corner said...

Second best group ever........???

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