Henry Spinetti

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Henry Spinetti
Birth nameHenry Anthony George Spinetti
Born (1951-03-31) 31 March 1951 (age 68)
Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
GenresRock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, session musician
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1960s–present
Associated actsThe Herd, Judas Jump, Storyteller, Eric Clapton

Henry Anthony George Spinetti (born 31 March 1951)[1] is a Welsh session drummer whose playing has featured on many prominent rock and pop albums. He is the younger brother of actor Victor Spinetti (1929–2012). He married Susan Styles in Coventry, Warwickshire, England in 2004.


Born in Cwm, near Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales, Spinetti began his recording career with the band Scrugg, which recorded on the Pye label. Band members included fellow Welshman Jack Russell, Chris Dee and the South African singer-songwriter, John Kongos. In the early 1970s, Spinetti appeared with Kongos on BBC Television's Top of The Pops performing Kongos' chart hit single, "He's Gonna Step on You Again".[2] After leaving Scrugg, Spinetti's early work included spells with The Herd and Judas Jump, who were the opening act at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.[3]

Spinetti played on eight of the ten tracks on Gerry Rafferty's album City to City (including the hit "Baker Street"),[4] and also played in the 2002 memorial concert for George Harrison, "The Concert For George".

Recording credits[edit]

Spinetti's recording credits include the following:


  1. ^ "Henry Spinetti". www.procolharum.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Floribunda Rose and Scrugg at". Garagehangover.com. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ Judas Jump at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Interview with Henry Spinetti at mikedollar.com". Mikedolbear.com. 1 May 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Bill Wyman - Willie And The Poor Boys (2004)". 21 April 2013. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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