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Terry Williams (born 11 January 1948 (or 6 June 1947 ), Swanseamarker, Glamorganmarker, South Walesmarker) is a Welsh rock drummer, whose resume includes work for Dire Straits, B. B. King, and Bob Dylan.

During the 1960s, Williams played in a few bands, including The Smokeless Zone and Dream. After Dream split, he joined Dave Edmunds' Rockpile, until in 1970 he joined the Welsh rock group Man, which included two former Dream and Smokeless Zone members, Deke Leonard and Martin Ace. With Man, he appeared on 7 Studio albums, 3 Live albums and 2 Various artists, Live albums. When Man split in 1976, Williams re-joined Edmunds, and continued working with Leonard.

Between 1981 and 1982, he was part of the Neverland Express band, backing Meat Loaf, and in 1982 joined Dire Straits, with whom he played until 1988 (a period that included their live album Alchemy: Dire Straits Live and Brothers in Arms). In 1996, he rejoined Man, after John Weathers left, but left Man again in 1997.

Williams now runs a blues club in Swansea.

Discography

With Billy Bremner
Bash! (1984)

With Carlene Carter
Carlene Carter (1978)

Musical Shapes (1980)

C'est C Bon (1983)

With Cliff Richard
Rock Connection (1984)

With Dave Edmunds / Rockpile / Love Sculpture
Rockers (1970)

Rockpile (1972)

Subtle as a Flying Mallet (1975)

Get It (1977)

Tracks on Wax 4 (1978)

Repeat When Necessary (1979)

Seconds of Pleasure (1980)

Twangin... (1981)

Provoked Beyond Endurance (1991)

Riff Raff/I Hear You Rockin (2002)

They Call It Rock

With Deke Leonard
Kamikaze (1974)

Before Your Very Eyes (1981)

With Dion
Yo Frankie (1989)

With Dire Straits
"Twisting by the Pool" (1983)

Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

Brothers in Arms (1985)

"Money for Nothing" (1988)

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998)

With Graham Parker
The Mona Lisa's Sister (1988)

Passion Is No Ordinary Word (1993)

No Holding Back (1996)

Ultimate Collection (2001)

With John Illsley
Never Told a Soul (1984)

With Man
Man (1970)

Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In? (1971)

Greasy Truckers Party (1972)

Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day (1972)

Live at the Padget Rooms, Penarth (1972)

Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day (1972)

Christmas at the Patti (1973)

Back Into The Future (1973)

Rhinos, Winos, and Lunatics (1975)

Slow Motion (1975)

Maximum Darkness (1976)

The Welsh Connection (1976)

All's Well That Ends Well (1977)

1999 Party Tour (1998)

Live at the Rainbow 1972 (1999)

Official Bootleg (1999)

Rare Man (1999)

To Live for to Die (1999)

Undrugged (2002)



With Mark Knopfler
Local Hero (1983)

Music from 'Cal' (1984)

Screenplaying (1993)

With Mickey Jupp
Juppanese (1978)

With The Motors
Tenement Steps (1980)

With Nick Lowe
Jesus of Cool (Pure Pop for Now People in US) (1978)

Labour of Lust (1979)

Nick the Knife (1982)

16 All Time Lowes (1984)

Pinker and Prouder than Previous (1988)

Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe (2009)

With The Everly Brothers
Phil Everly (1983)

EB 84 (1984)

Mercury Years (1993)

With Tina Turner
Private Dancer (1984)

Simply the Best (1991)

With Tracey Ullman
You Caught Me Out (1984)

Takes on the Hits (2002)

With Willie and the Poor Boys (Bill Wyman)
Willie and the Poor Boys (1985)

Poor Boy Boogie (2006)

Also
Stiffs Live (1978) Plays with: Nick Lowe's Last Chicken in the Shop, Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies and Ian Dury & the Blockheads

References

  1. Terry Williams on Allmusic Retrieved 18 August 2009


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