An Encounter with Clem Burke

Posted by The G on April 24, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Clem Burke and Geoffrey Dicker

Clem Burke and Geoffrey Dicker

The other night, I was backstage after the Big Audio Dynamite concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York and I met drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Clem Burke!  He’s drummed for an impressive list of bands including Blondie, Eurythmics, Joan Jett, The Ramones, Pete Townsend, Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan!  Whoa!  Most recently I saw him drum from Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers and I got to tell him how amazing that performance was.  He rocked so hard that night and it made it look effortless as he kept the beat.  He was super cool as you can see from the above photo!  Moments later, I got to be the fly on a wall as Clem Burke chatted with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Mick Jones (of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite) and Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (of Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads).  What a night!  Thanks again Clem!

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  • Gail said,

    If he’s had any work done, he has a good surgeon!