10 Greatest Drummers In Rock Music History

9. Jim Keltner - Various

Very rarely will you find a band where the drummer is the most recognizable guy. Outside of the acts who have the drummer sing, you're always going to focus on the guitarist or singer and leave the guy beating on the skins in the background. It can get demeaning for percussionists, but it also gives you an amazing career if you do your job well enough.

There are probably many people who have no idea who Jim Keltner even is, considering he has never been the main member of any specific band. What will make everyone pay attention though is this man's insane resume, being one of the go to session players in the '70s and having fruitful relationships with music legends.

Before he got his few glances with fame, his start in the '70s saw him working with people like Steely Dan on Aja and even suggesting different drumming ideas for Tom Petty during Damn the Torpedoes.

It's also worth mentioning that he was the go to drummer for one of the greatest supergroups of all time, with the Traveling Wilburys picking him up because of how consistent he was. And that's pretty much what Jim Keltner is in a nutshell. Even though he's not going to go off on some wild drum solo all the time, you don't have to worry about the drums with him at the back.

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