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Chris Whitten

Part of the following line-ups • Backing band 1989-1990
Born:
Mar 26, 1959

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From Wikipedia:

Chris Whitten (born 26 March 1959) is a British session drummer who provided drums for the hit singles “What I Am” by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “World Shut your Mouth” by Julian Cope and “The Whole of the Moon” by The Waterboys. Two critically acclaimed projects that Whitten was the drummer for were Paul McCartney’s Flowers In The Dirt album in 1989, and Dire Straits final world tour from 1991-1992 to accompany their last studio album, On Every Street. He also played drums on some tracks of the album Titanic (1982) by the Italian songwriter Francesco De Gregori.

Whitten unusually has used a Noble & Cooley drum kit which are radically designed drums. The toms and snare are single-ply, steam-bent shells which give them (especially the snare) a distinctive sound. He has also recorded with such varied musicians as Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, The Pretenders, Swing Out Sister, ABC and The The.

Whitten has been an active participant and Honorary VIP Member of the Drummer Cafe community forum since 2003.

Last updated on August 26, 2015

Songs written or co-written by Chris Whitten



Party Party

Officially appears on Party Party


Together

Officially appears on Tripping The Live Fantastic

Albums, EPs & Singles by Chris Whitten contributed to


Once Upon a Long Ago #4

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Once Upon a Long Ago #2

By Paul McCartney • 12" Single

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Once Upon a Long Ago #3

By Paul McCartney • 12" Single

Contribution: Drums • 2 songs


Water from the Wells of Home

By Johnny Cash • Official album

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs


Flowers In The Dirt

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Drums, Handclaps, Percussion, Backing vocals, Tambourine, Cymbals, Drums synth, Tom-toms • 7 songs


This One

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Drums, Percussion, Drum samples • 3 songs


My Brave Face

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Drums, Backing vocals • 3 songs


Figure Of Eight

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Tom-toms • 1 songs


Party Party

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Drums • 1 songs



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