Simon King

Drummer. Born 1950
Simon King
Simon King

Simon King Biography (Wikipedia)

Simon King (born 12 August 1950) is an English drummer most noted for his work with Hawkwind. He was described in 1985 by British rock magazine Sounds as the 'definitive rock drummer.'

Born in Oxford, King commenced his career as a teenager in the late 1960s in the Oxfordshire-based psychedelic group Opal Butterfly who produced three singles as well as contributing to the soundtrack to the film Groupie Girl, in which King had a cameo role.

At their demise, Opal Butterfly's frontman had been Lemmy who went on to join Hawkwind. Hawkwind were having problems with their drummer Terry Ollis so King was invited by Lemmy to play alongside Ollis, but after a couple of gigs Ollis left and his place was permanently taken up by King. His first gig as sole drummer was the Greasy Truckers Party at the Roundhouse on 13 February 1972 which was recorded and released on two Various Artists compilation albums and as the hit single "Silver Machine", earning King an appearance on Top of the Pops.

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Brian Eno
Baby's On Fire
Baby's On Fire
Chris Morgan, Max Gitting, Jason Huxtable, Rob Anstey, John Randall, Mike Adlington, Ryan Trebilcock, surge, Huw Morgan, Ruth Angell, Sid Peacock and Surge, Alcyona Mick, Simon King, Sid Peacock, Aaron Diaz, Steve Tchoumba, Nick Rundle, Kiki Chen & Luis Mather
Bit of Peace
Bit of Peace

Bit of Peace

Chris Morgan
Max Gitting
Jason Huxtable
Rob Anstey
John Randall
Mike Adlington
Ryan Trebilcock
Huw Morgan
Ruth Angell
Alcyona Mick
Sid Peacock
Aaron Diaz
Steve Tchoumba
Nick Rundle
Kiki Chen
Luis Mather
Sid Peacock and Surge
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