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Legendary Drummer Buddy Harman Dies

Published: Thu August 28, 2008  News Feed

Zildjian were saddened to inform the passing of dear friend and legendary Nashville drummer, Buddy Harman, who played in dozen of hits by Roy Orbinson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more...

Buddy passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at his home in Nashville, TN. He was 79.

Buddy Harman was one of the most prolific drummers in popular music. He can be heard on hit recordings such as Roger Miller's "King of the Road", Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man", Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire", Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman", The Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love", Elvis Presley's "Little Sister", Brenda Lee's "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" and dozens of hits from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Ray Price, Patsy Cline, Ringo Starr, Simon and Garfunkel and countless others.

A young Buddy Harman

Buddy played in more than 18.000 recordings, including some of the greatest songs ever made.

Buddy Harman was an American National Treasure - besides being a great musician and part of the Zildjian Family, he was a true gentleman. He will be sorely missed and his passing leaves a void that can never be filled.

 
 
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