Vote Over - Drummers

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After five weeks of online voting to whittle our long-list down to three the winner has been announced following the I'm in a Rock'n'Roll Band live show phone vote.

Winner Drummer

John Bonham

After strong arguments from Led Zep fan Al Murray John Bonham was voted best drummer.

John Bonham - BBC artist page

Who Made It - Short List

Keith Moon

Moon 'The Loon' was the driving rhythm behind The Who. The king of the drum roll he was one of the most energetic drummers of all time.

Keith Moon - BBC artist page

Dave Grohl

Dave wielded the sticks for Nirvana before leading Foo Fighters to global success. Currently on drum duty in Them Crooked Vultures.

Dave Grohl - BBC artist page

John Bonham

Led Zeppelin's sticks man, nicknamed Bonzo, is universally respected. Few, if any, could keep the blues-rock groove with such power and finesse.

John Bonham - BBC artist page

Who Didn't Make It - Long List

Ginger Baker

The man behind the traps for Cream and Blind Faith, considers himself a jazz drummer rather than a rock drummer. Known for his use of two bass drums.

Ginger Baker - BBC artist page

Phil Collins

Some may know him mainly as a pop star, but Phil first found fame as the drummer in Genesis - and was also the journeyman drummer of choice for many 70s musicians, including Brian Eno and John Cale.

Phil Collins - BBC artist page

Stewart Copeland

The Police's drummer, and a man famed for his use of the syncopated beat. Has a sideline composing film soundtracks.

Stewart Copeland - BBC artist page

Mitch Mitchell

The drummer for The Jimi Hendrix experience, and a key figure in developing the 'fusion' sound - drawing together rock and jazz influences.

Mitch Mitchell - BBC artist page

Ringo Starr

He needs no introduction, the man behind the drum kit in the most famous band of all time. He may not be the most technically adept of players, but he sure knows how to play a solid back beat.

Ringo Starr - BBC artist page

Lars Ulrich

He started out as a tennis player, but a love of metal lead to the formation of Metallica with James Hetfield. He definitely knows how to make some noise!

Lars Ulrich - BBC artist page

Charlie Watts

The elder statesman of the Rolling Stones, and a man as comfortable with Jazz as R&B.

Charlie Watts - BBC artist page

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