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Terence William Harvey Cox (born 13 March 1937, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) played drums in the British folk-jazz band Pentangle,[1][2][3] and folk-rock bands Duffy's Nucleus[4] and Humblebums.

Before co-founding Pentangle, Cox drummed with the Fairweather-Brown All Stars (1962-1964) and then Alexis Korner.[5] Terry Cox also drummed with several other artists, most notably the Bee Gees,[6] Elton John and David Bowie[7], most notably as the drummer on David Bowie's first UK charting hit, Space Oddity.[8] He was drummer for Charles Aznavour from 1974 till 1982.[5][9]

John Renbourn said of Cox, "When we [in Pentangle] worked on those [old folk songs], Terry Cox worked out his percussion patterns to match the patterns in the songs exactly. In that respect he was the opposite of a folk-rock drummer."[3]

In 1970, Terry Cox moved from the United Kingdom to the island of Minorca, Spain. For a time, he operated a restaurant there. Circa 2009-2011, he was performing there with local jazz musicians.[5]


  1. ^ "Protest turns into beloved profession". Western Morning News. September 12, 2008. p. 5.
  2. ^ Lee, Stuart (March 11, 2007). "Pentangle. The Time Has Come: 1967-1973". The Sunday Times. p. 37.
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. Eight miles high: folk-rock's flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock. Backbeat Books. p. 143. ISBN 0-87930-743-9.
  4. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Duffy's Nucleus: Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  5. ^ a b c Maund, Ian (2011). "Terry Cox". Sandy Brown Jazz. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  6. ^ Cucumber Castle
  7. ^ David Bowie (1969 album)
  8. ^ Madman Across The Water
  9. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 781. ISBN 1858284570.

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