Terry Chimes

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Terry Chimes
Birth name Terrence Chimes
Born (1956-07-05) 5 July 1956 (age 58)
Stepney, London, England
Genres Punk rock, heavy metal, glam punk, rock and roll
Occupations Musician, drummer, chiropractor
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts The Clash, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Cowboys International, Gen X, Hanoi Rocks, The Cherry Bombz, Black Sabbath, Billy Idol

Terrence "Terry" Chimes (born 5 July 1956, Stepney, London, England)[1] is an English musician, best known as the original drummer of punk rock group The Clash. He originally played with them from July 1976 to November 1976, January 1977 to April 1977, and again from May 1982 to February 1983. He later drummed for Hanoi Rocks in 1985, before the band broke up that same year. He briefly toured with Black Sabbath from July 1987 through December 1987, and in a one-off gig in May 1988.

Since 1994, he has practiced as a chiropractor in Essex at his clinic, Chimes Chiropractic. He also runs chiropractic seminars.

Personal life[edit]

Chimes is a practicing Catholic.[2]

Career[edit]

The Clash[edit]

Terry Chimes was a member of the proto-punk band London SS, which also featured Mick Jones and Paul Simonon who, with Chimes, would team up with Joe Strummer and Keith Levene to form The Clash.

Both Chimes and Levene subsequently left, but Chimes was brought back to record the band's self-titled debut album, The Clash. On the album sleeve he was credited as Tory Crimes. After recording the album Chimes left the band once again and was replaced by Topper Headon.

In 1982, Headon was forced out of the band for his drug addiction, and Chimes was asked to rejoin. He participated in both the Casbah Club tours for the U.S. and the U.K., a brief tour supporting The Who, and the following Combat Rock tour back in the U.S.. He was also in the music video for the single, "Rock the Casbah." After the Jamaican World Music Festival of 1982, he left for the third and final time.

Other bands[edit]

After leaving The Clash, Chimes drummed in bands including Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers briefly in 1977 and 1984, Cowboys International in 1979, Gen X from 1980 to 1981, Hanoi Rocks in 1985, The Cherry Bombz in 1986 (with ex Hanoi Rocks members Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide and ex Sham 69/Wanderers/The Lords of the New Church Dave Tregunna) and Black Sabbath on their Eternal Idol Tour in 1987–88.[3] He also played drums with Billy Idol for a period of time.[4]

Later years[edit]

In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Clash. At the induction ceremony, he gave an acceptance speech praising Topper Headon's work.

A May 2008 profile in the Daily Mail newspaper detailed how Chimes, a teetotal vegetarian, having been cured of serious arm pain on his first show in 1987 with Black Sabbath by the band's personal chiropractor, eventually turned to that occupation himself.[5]

He was nominated as a Scouting in London Ambassador for the Scout Association Region for Greater London at an Adult Appreciation ceremony in 2008.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Du Noyer, Paul (18 September 1997). The Clash. Modern Icons. London: Virgin. p. 93. ISBN 1-85227-715-7. OCLC 58830766. 
  2. ^ Teahan, Madeleine (28 January 2014). "Punk rocker describes his return to Catholicism". Catholic Herald. 
  3. ^ blacksabbath.com – Band member page for Terry Chimes includes a photo of Chimes in a Black Sabbath video; he did not appear on any Sabbath recordings. In 2013 he joined THE CRUNCH with Sulo Karlsson (Diamond Dogs), Terry Chimes (Clash), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69) and Mick Geggus (Cockney Rejects).
  4. ^ "From the Clash to a chiropractor ... Top complementary therapist tells why he changed his tune | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  5. ^ "From the Clash to a chiropractor ... Top complementary therapist tells why he changed his tune". Daily Mail. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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