Martin Smith (musician)

Martin Smith (born 17 December 1946 in Southampton; † 2 March 1997) was an English drummer.

Martin Smith was from 1970 to 1971, the drummer on the albums Gentle Giant and acquiring the key of Gentle Giant. He had played before the founding Gentle Giants in the band Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, which also included Phil, Ray and Derek Shulman.

The last time Martin Smith played for the band The Bruce Roberts Blues Band in a pub in Warminster drums. At this time he was in good health and seemed to enjoy life.

Later, Martin Smith played in some performances of Bad Penny tape around Southampton, where he lived until his death.

Martin Smith died on 2 March 1997 after five years of illness. He played until two months before his death, drums, where he needed help in setting up the drums. 150 people, many of them musicians, were present at his funeral, the funeral oration Gordon Haskell of King Crimson had written.

  • Drummer
  • Briton
  • Born in 1946
  • Died in 1997
  • Man