Ted McKenna

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Ted McKenna
Ted McKenna 2008.jpg
McKenna performing on 29 November 2009
Background information
Birth nameEdward McKenna
Born(1950-03-10)10 March 1950
Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Died19 January 2019(2019-01-19) (aged 68)
GenresHard rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, glam rock, heavy metal, rock and roll
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, bass, piano
Years active1966–2019
Associated actsRare Breed (1969), Dream Police (1970), Tear Gas (1971), The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1972-77), Rory Gallagher (1978-81), Greg Lake, Gary Moore (1981-82), The Michael Schenker Group (1982-84), Womack & Womack (1988), McKenna's Gold (1988), Ian Gillan (1990), The Sensational Party Boys (1992-93), Gwyn Ashton (2004), The Paul Rose Band (2006-11), The Rhumboogie Orchestra (2009), Band of Friends (2011 - Present), Michael Schenker Fest (2016 - Present)

Edward McKenna (10 March 1950 – 19 January 2019), was a Scottish drummer. He played with bands The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, The Michael Schenker Group.[1]

He toured with Ian Gillan for a short period in 1990, alongside fellow former SAHB member, bassist Chris Glen. He lectured in Applied Arts at North Glasgow College from 1996–2011.

McKenna died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 19 January 2019 at the age of 68.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ruhlmann, William. "Alex Harvey: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. Rock, Fraser Lewry 2019-01-19T13:17:16Z Classic. "Ted McKenna, drummer with Rory Gallagher, SAHB, Michael Schenker, dead at 68". Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 19 January 2019.