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Biography Terry Chimes

United Kingdom
05 Jul 1956

Biography Terry Chimes

Terry Chimes (also known as Tory Crimes) (born January 25, 1955 in London) was the original drummer of punk rock group The Clash. He originally played with them from July 1976 to November 1976, February 1977 to April 1977, and again from May 1982 to November 1982, appearing in their music video for Rock The Casbah.

Prior to The Clash, he a member of the proto-punk band London SS, which also featured Mick Jones and Paul Simonon who, with Chimes, would team up with Joe Strummer and Keith Levene to form The Clash. Both Chimes and Levene subsequently left, but Chimes was brought back to record the band's self-titled debut album, The Clash. On the album sleeve he was credited as Tory Crimes. After recording the album Chimes left the band once again and was replaced by Topper Headon.

After leaving The Clash, Chimes drummed in bands including Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers briefly in 1977 and 1984, Cowboys International in 1979, Generation X from 1980 to 1981, Hanoi Rocks in 1985, The Cherry Bombz in 1986 (with ex-Hanoi Rocks members Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide (aka Jan Stenfors) and ex-Sham 69/The Wanderers/The Lords of the New Church bassist Dave Tregunna) and Black Sabbath on their Eternal Idol Tour in 1987-88.

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