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Gary Powell (musician)

Gary Armstrong Powell[1] (born 11 November 1969) is an American drummer.

Gary Armstrong Powell
Birth nameGary Armstrong Powell
Born (1969-11-11) 11 November 1969 (age 49)
OriginNew York City, United States
GenresPunk rock, indie rock
Years active2001–present
Associated actsDirty Pretty Things, The Libertines, Eddy Grant, New York Dolls, The Invasion Of..., Naked Remedy,


Musical careerEdit

He is primarily known for being the former drummer with a high-pitched voice from The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, and Eddy Grant. He also played with the New York Dolls for their 2004 reunion shows and performed drums on Chas and Dave's 2013 album That's What Happens.

He joined The Libertines in 2001 after being introduced to frontmen Carl Barât and Pete Doherty by their then-manager Banny Poostchi.

Personal lifeEdit

Powell has two sons, Wolfe and Asa, with long term partner Jude.

Powell annually participates in Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, and in 2015 he organised a charity cheese rolling event on Shooter's Hill in Greenwich, in which celebrities such as Johnny Borrell, Donny Tourette, Dominic Masters, Miquita Oliver and Princess Eugenie of York participated.


  1. ^ "American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers". ASCAP. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-24.

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