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Ted McKenna RIP

Ted McKenna

Another member of the family has passed away. Drummer Ted McKenna, who played with Gillan on Naked Thunder, and more recently was a member of Michael Schenker Fest together with Graham Bonnet and Doogie White. He died unexpectedly, during an elective surgery that prompted a bleeding the doctors could not stop.

Neil Murray wrote:

Completely shocked by the very sad news of the sudden death of drummer Ted McKenna (SAHB, Michael Schenker, Rory Gallagher and many others) who I spent time with only 3 weeks ago at the Cozy Powell Birthday Bash. A lovely guy and great drummer who will be much missed.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

14 Comments to “Ted McKenna RIP”:

  1. 1
    Ian Clements says:

    A sad sad loss RIPTed

  2. 2
    Mary Richards says:

    Sending prayers to Family and Friends!!

  3. 3
    Michael Dotson says:

    Very 😢

  4. 4
    Stergios Holydiver says:

    great drummer..one of the best..

  5. 5
    Steve Moran says:

    Awful news. RIP Ted

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    Moreno Cassina says:

    R.I.P TED la terra ti sia LIEVE 👏👏👏

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    MacGregor says:

    Vale Ted McKenna. A wonderful drummer, who I am familiar with from the great Rory Gallagher band era. RIP

  8. 8
    nupsi 59 says:

    Sad news, I loved his drumming style with Rory Gallagher.


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    Steven Antrobus says:


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    Steve28 says:

    2 things. One, I saw him playing at the Cozy Powell show just three was ago so I’m shocked at the news. Two, I work in Healthcare so the reason for his passing is even more shocking. I wonder what the inquest will say.

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    AndreA says:

    R.I P.

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    Marcus Streets says:

    Where was the “Faith Healer” when he needed him?

    Too soon?

    McKenna and Glen were a great rhythm section.

    Unfortunately I never got to see them together – only separately.
    Saw Ted with Gary More and Tommy Eyre in Geg Lake’s band.


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    BillyB says:

    I absolutely loved his drumming on the MSG Assault Attack album. I can listen to it anytime.. such a tasteful drummer.. this morning not knowing about his passing I felt a need to listen to that album only to find out a few minutes ago he had left us..
    RIP Teddy you definitely left your Mark with me and you’ll be missed

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    Buttockss says:

    RIP……Ted…… Just listen to the great Michal Schenker album ” Assualt Attack…WOW!!!!!

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