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Andy Anderson (drummer)

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Birth name  Cliff Anderson
Role  Drummer
Name  Andy Anderson
Years active  40
Occupation(s)  Musician/Producer

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Born  30 January 1951 (age 64) (1951-01-30)
Origin  West Ham, London, England
Instruments  Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals,
Associated acts  The Cure, The Glove, Steve Hillage, Jimmy Somerville, Sham 69, Isaac Hayes, Midge Ure, Iggy Pop, Hawkwind, The Last Poets, Jason Donovan, The Rock & Roll Gypsies, Peter Gabriel,
Music groups  The Cure (1983 – 1984), The Glove, Hawkwind (1983), Brilliant
Genres  Drum and bass, Rhythm and blues, Pop music
Albums  Concert: The Cure Live, The Top, Japanese Whispers, Blue Sunshine, The Text of Festival
Similar People  Lol Tolhurst, Phil Thornalley, Boris Williams, Porl Thompson, Michael Dempsey

Andy Anderson (birth name Cliff Anderson) is an English drummer, best known for his short stint with The Cure. He was born in West Ham, Essex, England on 30 January 1951.


Life and work

Anderson worked on Hawkwind's Nik Turner's Sphynx's Xitintoday album in 1978. He played with Steve Hillage on two albums, Live Herald and Open, and had a brief stint in Hawkwind in 1983, but did not record with them. His tenure in that group was cut short when he played with The Glove on their first and only album Blue Sunshine.

He later joined The Cure as their drummer in 1983, after drummer Lol Tolhurst switched to keyboard duties. Anderson recorded on the albums Japanese Whispers, The Top, and Concert in addition to the singles Love Cats and The Caterpillar. Anderson was, and still is, the only member of The Cure of African descent.

Throughout the years, Andy Anderson has collaborated with a number of artists, including Iggy Pop, Jimmy Somerville, M, Jimmy Pursey's Sham 69, Harry Williamson and Friends, The Glove, Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, Brilliant, Martin Glover, The Gun Club's Jeffrey Lee Pierce, the Steve Hillage Band, Circus Hazzard, Steve New, Edwyn Collins, The Burning Sensations, Jason Donovan, David Michael Phillips, Hooky Dallion Nik Turner's Sphynx & Inner City Unit, Mick Hawksworth and Friends, Zeke Manyika's Dr. Love, The Edgar Broughton Band, Lol Tolhurst's Levinhurst, Peter Gabriel, Midge Ure, Isaac Hayes, The Last Poets and Mike Oldfield.

Anderson works as a session musician/producer of TV commercials and record companies as well as various artists and charities.

Anderson posted newly recorded solo tracks on YouTube as Front & Centre.


Nik Turner's Inner City Unite

  • Nik Turner's Sphynx (1978)
  • "Exit into Day"
  • The Cure
  • Japanese Whispers (1983)
  • The Top (1984)
  • Concert (1984)
  • The Cure Live In Japan (1984) VHS
  • Standing on a Beach (1986)
  • Greatest Hits (2001)
  • The Glove
  • Blue Sunshine (1983)
  • References

    Andy Anderson (drummer) Wikipedia