1. The master before there were masters at drums - Buddy Rich
2. Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer fame
3. John Bonome from Led Zeppelin
4. Ian Pace of Deep Purple
5. Neil Pert from Rush.
6. Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad
7. Phill Collins of Genesis
The order of the above noted drummers is random. They are all masters of the drums, and I would be hard pressed to pick one who is better than another.
How did I miss all of those guys? I mean, the classic jazz sound of Bruford, and the ridiculous poly-rhythmic beats of Bozio with Zappa. Ginger Baker, I confess, I haven't heard his solo work. But I have seen his name posted in other places as an exceptional drummer.
Gene Krupa was from the 1920's, a little before my time.
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