Nick Turner

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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.