Nashville Drummer Buddy Harman Passes
August 22, 2008 at 8:52 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends prayers and condolences to the family of well-known NASHVILLE drummer BUDDY HARMAN. BUDDY passed away THURSDAY evening (8/21) at the age of 79. The TENNESSEAN reports that he suffered from congestive heart failure.
HARMAN played drums on more than 18,000 recordings, including ROY ORBISON's "Pretty Woman," PATSY CLINE's "Crazy," JOHNNY CASH's "Ring of Fire" and ELVIS PRESLEY's "Little Sister." He was the first staff drummer on the GRAND OLE OPRY and "the first prominent drummer in country music history."
Funeral services are pending.