Nick Turner

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For the similarly named space rock musician, see Nik Turner.
Nick Turner
Also known as Nicky Turner
Occupation(s) Drummer
Associated acts The Raincoats, The Barracudas, The Lords of the New Church

Nick Turner, sometimes credited as Nicky Turner, is a drummer that briefly played with The Raincoats[1] and became a founding member of The Barracudas. He left that band to form The Lords of the New Church.[2] In August 2015 he was invited to play drums for the band 69 Cats, a group made up of members from bands including The 69 Eyes, The Cramps, The Rockats and others. This marked his first time playing drums live in 28 years.[3]

In 1993 Turner entered into a joint venture with I.R.S. Records, heading the new Shock Therapy label.[4]

Turner has been a technology innovator since late 1994 when he produced the first ever live video concert broadcast with a major label band on the Internet [5] and organized the first video 'fan' conference with members of the classic rock band, The Doors.[6]

He launched Rocktropolis in early '95, one of the web's earliest music websites, 'rock n roll's first virtual city,[7]' that received significant media attention.[8]

In the late '90s he became a vice president at N2K.[9]

Turner's drumsticks were featured for 8 years in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of the largest drumstick collections in the world.[10]


  1. ^ Young, Rob (2006). Rough Trade. Black Dog Publishing. p. 91. 
  2. ^ Robbins, Ira A. (1991). The Trouser Press Record Guide. Collier Books. pp. 40,390. ISBN 9780020363613. 
  3. ^ "69 Cats Finnish Shows A Wrap". 69 Cats. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Rosen, Craig; Newman, Melinda (13 March 1993). "Imprints Boom With Smaller Staffs". Billboard. p. 5. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Gillen, Marilyn (26 November 1994). "Internet Gets Its First Live Concert". Billboard. p. 1. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "the Doors On-Line". The Doors Collectors Magazine. Three Dimensional Marketing Inc. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Meers, Erik (21 August 1995). "Picks and Pans Review: Rocktropolis". Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Burr, Ty. "1995 The Best & Worst/Multimedia". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Marriott, Michel (8 October 1998). "Log On, Rock On". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Eaton, Alexandra (25 September 2014). "See the World's Largest Autographed Drumstick Collection". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 September 2015.