Few drummers can be said to have worked with a more diverse number of artists over the last five decades than Liverpool-born Aynsley Dunbar.
The jazz-schooled young Aynsley played Mersey Beat with The Pressmen and The Flamingoes, and played with Peter Green and John McVie in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. He was in the Jeff Beck Group alongside Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, led his own groups and was then asked to take up the drum throne for Frank Zappa. He’s recorded with Bowie and Lou Reed, and played with ‘80s stadium rockers Whitesnake and Jefferson Starship. More recently his gigs have included Michael Schenker, and World Classic Rockers. With such a stellar CV, it’s hard not to imagine him right up there in this list of Great Drumming Brits.