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Your complete resource to info on the most famous drummers in the world. This page contains everyone who's anyone with a last name beginning in the letter T.

Jeremy Taggert
Born: April 21, 1976. Jeremy makes up one-quarter of the Canadian band Our Lady Peace. Click the above for info on Jeremy and the band. Here's a cool Unofficial OLP site that includes bios, discography, other site links, and more, from Raine Daniels. Also, check out the Official OLP site, includes audio clips, photos, and more. Here's an alternate OLP site with more photos, tour dates, etc... and yet another site, with video clips and detailed info on Jeremy and OLP.

Grady Tate
Born: January 14, 1932. Here's a profile of Drummer/Singer Grady Tate, who performed with the likes of Quincy Jones, Jimmy Smith, Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz, Pearl Bailey, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and many others. From the Howard University Web site. Also, dig this discography from getmusic.com.

Art Taylor
Drummer/journalist Art Taylor's bio, discography, and photos, courtesy of Downbeat.com.

Mel Taylor
Died: August 11, 1996. Although drummer Mel Taylor (who is credited with developing instrumental surf music) died from lung cancer in 1996, his drumming lives on in the music of The Ventures. Click the link above for a tribute to Mel, and here for his bio.

Roger Taylor
Born: July 26, 1949. Drummer/singer for Smile. You never heard of Smile? That's because the name was changed to Queen, just before they made it big. Today, Roger pursues a satisfying solo career. Check out his Web page, at the Official Queen Web site.

Liam Teague
He has been called the "Paganini of the Pan" and you'll understand that reference when you see Liam play. Check him out at his Official Web site.

John Tempesta
The beat behind White Zombie and now Rob Zombie. Check out John's brief bio and cymbal setup, courtesy of Zildjian.

Brennen Temple
Brennen has played with Sheena Easton, Chaka Kahn, Janet Jackson, Eric Johnson, Ted Nugent, Jodie Watley, Robben Ford, and others. Not to mention his own group "Hot Buttered Rhythm." See what he has to say in this interview by M. Montalbano, courtesy of Cyberdrum.com.

Mike Terrana
Mike has recorded his own album as well those with Beau Nasty, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen, John West, and Artension. If you're a fan, you'll find out what you want to know here on Mike's own Web site.

Ed Thigpen
Born: December 28, 1930. Best known for his work as the rhythmic third of the Oscar Peterson Trio (with Ray Brown on bass), Ed moved to Denmark in 1972 and has worked throughout Europe since then. Check out his profile, courtesy of Timeless-Records.com.

Chester Thompson
Here's a very thorough discography of Chester, from University of Oregon. And an interview conducted by Steven Scott Fyfe at the 1999 Montreal Drum Fest, courtesy of cyberdrum.com.

Efrain Toro
The Puerto Rican born percussionist who conquered LA, working with the likes of Robbie Buchanan, Bill Champlin,
David Foster, Tris Imboden, John Keane, Tom Keane, Stephen Kupa, Robert Lamm, Steve Porcaro, Jason Scheff, and many others. Click the above for for the story on an album Efrain played on and produced.

Tico Torres
Born: October 7, 1953. Brief bio and drum setup of the Bon Jovi drummer, compliments of Pearl.

Dave Tough
Check out this photo and Real Audio commentary of Swing era great Dave Tough, by William Gottlieb.

Nathaniel Townsley
Nathaniel has performed with Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Dru Hill, Stevie Wonder, Special EFX, Public Enemy, Chris DeBarge, Joe Zawinul, and others. Check out Nathaniel's discography.

Scott Travis
Catch Scott's bio, courtesy of Linkoping University in Sweden.

Tre Cool
Check him out under his real name Frank Edwin Wright III.

Butch Trucks
Here's an interview with Butch, drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.

Ron Tutt
Although he has played with greats like Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks and currently works with Neil Diamond, he'll always be remembered for his ten years of backing up the King, Elvis Presley.


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