Nick 'Topper' Headon

(1955)
Topper was nicknamed as such by his fellow band members thanks to his resemblance to Micky the Monkey in the Topper comic; he joined The Clash in 1977. He’d been playing drums since childhood and was a huge fan of jazz giant Billy Cobham. Topper Headon’s extraordinary playing is credited as transforming The Clash from a four-to-the-floor punk outf...
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