For fans of the music world, the name Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson will be familiar. He is the drummer of English rock band, Pink Floyd, and has been with the band for over 50 years. The legendary drummer has been battling health issues recently and was forced to cancel several shows and reschedule others. So, it is with great interest that fans will be looking back at this very influential musician’s life and career posthumously.
Pattinson was born in Luton in the United Kingdom on May 16, 1943. He was interested in music from an early age and started playing drums at the age of seven. His first public performance came when he joined a skiffle group at the age of 12. He then went on to join several other bands before eventually forming Pink Floyd in 1966. The band’s original drummer, Syd Barrett, left the band in 1967, and Pattinson took over as the band’s drummer that same year. The band achieved great success, selling millions of records and playing to crowds of millions of fans around the world.
Drummer For Life
Pattinson has always been devoted to his drumming and has rarely left the stage during the band’s live shows. He has had to take a break from the road occasionally due to health issues, but has always returned to his regular schedule. He is known to play through painful tumors on his knees and is also the drummer for the London Symphony Orchestra. Pattinson recently celebrated his 60th birthday with the band and played some of their most iconic songs. He also played at the band’s biggest stadium event, which was filmed for a Pink Floyd movie that is due for release next year.
Pattinson has been incredibly influential in the world of music and beyond. He was one of the earliest drummers to adopt the style known as “hard rock.” He is also responsible for many of the instruments in the bands he has played in and designed, including the iconic drum machine, the Bongo. The Bongo is one of the most recognizable and popular drum machines of all time and was used by bands like the Dave Clarke Group, Pink Floyd, and more. It was originally made for Roger Waters, the bass player and co-founder of Pink Floyd, but didn’t become commercially available until 1972.
Pink Floyd And Beyond
Aside from his time with Pink Floyd, Pattinson has worked with numerous other bands and artists, both live and in the studio. He has recorded with Elton John, and was also the bass player in the band, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). He co-wrote, along with Jeff Beck, the international song, “Light at the End of the Tunnel,” which was recorded by ELO and became the band’s signature tune. He was also in a group with Jeff Beck called the Backstreet Boys and contributed to their debut album, “I Want It That Way.”
Musicians Care For Drums
Aside from being an influential musician, drummer, and designer, Pattinson is also the former president of The Drummers’ Guild. He has been the subject of several documentary films and was featured in the 2011 documentary, “Dancing With The Devil.” Drummers, in general, have a close connection with their instruments and take great care of them. In the film, he stated: “I’ll show you something that will make you believe in magic. Take a look at this drum. It’s seen some hard times but it’s still ticking. The only thing that’s missing is a drummer to play it.” He also stated that the instrument will never really leave his side and that he plays it every chance he gets.
Pattinson has been battling health issues recently and had to cancel several shows and reschedule others. He was recently hospitalised with pneumonia and has had to deal with a number of other health problems in recent years. The drummer was forced to cancel several shows last year and recently had to cancel shows and reschedule others to save his voice. In November 2019, Pink Floyd, with the help of Jeff Beck, announced a series of concerts, which will include a number of appearances by Pattinson. They are planning to reschedule the concerts for later this year to ensure that he is well enough to perform. This comes after months of uncertainty regarding the future of the band, which is mainly due to their iconic guitarist, Richard Wright, passing away in March this year. The band will now be performing as a four-piece with Beck on guitar and tour manager, Nick Achenbach, handling lead vocals.
Pattinson is known for his distinctive looks, elaborate hairdos, and colorful outfits. He often wears outfits that combine several artistic influences, which has led to, many, nicknames, such as “The Great Macarena,” and “The Rodeo Clown.” He has been married twice, with his first wife, Pam, dying in 2011. He attended the University of Hertfordshire, where he studied textile design and fashion. He then went on to complete a fashion degree at Central Saint Martins in London. He is known for his love of cowboy hats, Stetsons, and his guitar, which he collects and plays often.
Artist Or Musician
As a designer and artist, one of Pattinson’s recent projects was the interior design of a luxury flat in London’s Holland Park. The apartment was styled after the guitarist’s customised Fender Stratocaster guitar and features his own artwork on the walls. It was part of a new collection of decorated flats, which will also include a bedroom decorated in the traditional British style.
Though he is best known as a drummer, Pattinson is also an accomplished artist and has designed numerous album covers for various bands. Over the years, he has created artwork for Pink Floyd, ELO, and more. He has also designed a number of album covers for other artists, including the Dave Clark Group, the Moody Blues, and Robert Johnson (the artist). His work regularly appears in galleries and museums around the world and he has had exhibitions of his work in London, Paris, and New York City. Some of his more recent work is now on show at the V&A Museum in London.
Pattinson has always been devoted to his art and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world. He designed a luxury flat in London’s Holland Park and has had exhibitions of his work in London, Paris, and New York City. He also designed the covers for Robert Johnson’s “Roadhouse Blues” and the Dave Clark Group’s “Dance With Me.” He designed a flat in New York City that was inspired by the guitar he customized for use with Pink Floyd. Though he is best known as a drummer, Pattinson is also an accomplished artist and has designed numerous album covers for various bands, including Pink Floyd, ELO, and more. His work regularly appears in galleries and museums around the world and he has had exhibitions of his work in London, Paris, and New York City. Some of his more recent work is now on show at the V&A Museum in London.
Pioneer Of The Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Genre
Pattinson was one of the first drummers to experiment with the style known as “hard rock.” The term “hard rock” was first used to describe the music of Led Zeppelin in 1970, when the group’s first album, “Led Zeppelin,” was released. The album is generally regarded as one of the most influential hard rock albums of all time. Though he is most well-known for playing with Pink Floyd, the band’s first album, “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn,” is also considered a classic hard rock effort. The drums on that album are credited to Richard Wright, but it was actually played by Pattinson. He went on to play drums on several other Led Zeppelin albums. One of these was “The Boarding House,” a track from which was used in the film, “Crimson Tide.” He also played on the soundtrack for the 1971 film, “Puff Adder.”
Aside from Led Zeppelin, other iconic hard rock bands that Pattinson has played with include Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, and Free. He has also played on numerous soundtracks for films and television shows, including “The Avengers,” “Once Upon a Time in the West,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” and “The Sopranos.”