Tony Newman (drummer)

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Tony Newman
Born (1943-03-17) 17 March 1943 (age 73)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Genres Rock
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Sounds Incorporated, May Blitz, Three Man Army, T. Rex, Boxer, Jeff Beck, David Bowie

Richard Anthony "Tony" Newman (born 17 March 1943) 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,[1] Donovan, Mick Ronson, Gene Vincent, Crystal Gayle, The Everly Brothers and Smashers amongst others. At one time, Sounds Incorporated fronted for The Beatles.

He played on Donovan's "Barabajagal" (1968),[2] 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.[1] Newman was one of the featured drummers on the soundtrack to the film version of The Who's Tommy.

He resides in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, with his wife Toril. Newman has five children, three of them drummers.


  1. ^ a b Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 263. CN 5585. 
  2. ^ Donovan, Troubadour: The Definitive Collection, 1964–1976, Epic Legacy CD 46986: Liner notes.

External links[edit]

Exclusive interview with Tony Newman – 2006