Richard Anthony 'Tony' Newman (born 17 March 1943, Southampton, Hampshire, England) is an English rock drummer. He was at various times a member of the bands Sounds Incorporated, May Blitz, Three Man Army, T. Rex, and Boxer, plus has also worked with Jeff Beck, David Bowie, Donovan, Mick Ronson, Gene Vincent, Crystal Gayle and Smashers amongst others.
He played on Donovan's "Barabajagal" (1968), as well as on Jeff Beck's Beck-Ola (1969). For David Bowie, he performed on the Diamond Dogs album in 1974, and live with Bowie on his subsequent North American tour, including a recording at the Tower Philadelphia released as David Live. Newman was one of the featured drummers on the soundtrack to the film version of The Who's Tommy.
He resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, with his wife Toril. Newman has five children, three of them drummers.
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Exclusive interview with Tony Newman - 2006
- ^ a b Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 263. CN 5585.
- ^ Donovan, Troubadour: The Definitive Collection, 1964-1976, Epic Legacy CD 46986: Liner notes.