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For other people of the same name, see Terry Williams.

Terry Williams (born 11 January 1948) Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales) is a Welsh rock drummer[1],, whose resume includes work for Dire Straits, B. B. King, and Bob Dylan.

During the 1960s, Williams played in a number of Welsh bands, including Commancheros, The Smokeless Zone, Dream and Plum Crazy, before joining Dave Edmunds' band Love Sculpture[2]. In 1970 he joined the Welsh rock group Man, which included two former Dream and Smokeless Zone members, Deke Leonard and Martin Ace. With Man, he appeared on 7 Studio albums, 3 Live albums and 2 Various artists, Live albums. When Man split in 1976, Williams re-joined Edmunds in the band Rockpile with Nick Lowe and Billy Bremner, and continued working with Leonard.

Between 1981 and 1982, he was part of the Neverland Express band, backing Meat Loaf, and in 1982 joined Dire Straits, with whom he played until 1988 (a period that included their live album Alchemy: Dire Straits Live and Brothers in Arms). In 1996, he rejoined Man, after John Weathers left, but left Man again in 1997.

Williams ran a blues club in Swansea from 2000 until 2007.


With Billy Bremner

Bash! (1984)

With Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter (1978)
Musical Shapes (1980)
C'est C Bon (1983)

With Cliff Richard

Rock Connection (1984) ?

With Dave Edmunds / Rockpile / Love Sculpture

Rockers (1970)
Rockpile (album) (1972)
Subtle as a Flying Mallet (1975)
Get It (1977)
Tracks on Wax 4 (1978)
Repeat When Necessary (1979)
Seconds of Pleasure (1980)
Twangin... (1981)
Provoked Beyond Endurance (1991)
Riff Raff/I Hear You Rockin (2002) compilation
They Call It Rock

With Deke Leonard

Kamikaze (1974)
Before Your Very Eyes (1981)

With Dion

Yo Frankie (1989)

With Dire Straits

"Twisting by the Pool" (1983)
Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)
Brothers in Arms (1985)
"Money for Nothing" (1988) compilation
Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998) compilation

With Graham Parker

The Mona Lisa's Sister (1988)
Passion Is No Ordinary Word (1993) compilation ?
No Holding Back (1996) compilation
Ultimate Collection (2001) compilation

With John Illsley

Never Told a Soul (1984)

With Man

Man (1970)
Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In? (1971)
Greasy Truckers Party (1972)
Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day (1972)
Live at the Padget Rooms, Penarth (1972)
Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day (1972)
Christmas at the Patti (1973)
Back Into The Future (1973)
Rhinos, Winos, and Lunatics (1975)
Slow Motion (1975)
Maximum Darkness (1976)
The Welsh Connection (1976)
All's Well That Ends Well (1977)
1999 Party Tour (1998)
Live at the Rainbow 1972 (1999)
Official Bootleg (1999)
Rare Man (1999)
To Live for to Die (1999)
Undrugged (2002)

With Mark Knopfler

Local Hero (1983)
Music from 'Cal' (1984)
Screenplaying (1993) compilation

With Mickey Jupp

Juppanese (1978)

With The Motors

Tenement Steps (1980)

With Nick Lowe

Jesus of Cool (Pure Pop for Now People in US) (1978)
Labour of Lust (1979)
Nick the Knife (1982)
16 All Time Lowes (1984)
Pinker and Prouder than Previous (1988)
Quiet Please... The New Best of Nick Lowe (2009) compilation

With The Everly Brothers

Phil Everly (1983)
EB 84 (1984)
Mercury Years (1993) compilation

With Tina Turner

Private Dancer (1984)
Simply the Best (1991) compilation

With Tracey Ullman

You Caught Me Out (1984)
Takes on the Hits (2002) compilation

With Willie and the Poor Boys (Bill Wyman)

Willie and the Poor Boys (1985)
Poor Boy Boogie (2006) compilation


Stiffs Live (1978) Plays with: Nick Lowe's Last Chicken in the Shop, Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies and Ian Dury & the Blockheads



  1. ^ a b Terry Williams on Allmusic Retrieved 18 August 2009
  2. ^ "Mannerisms II - Man and roots/offshoots" by Michael Mycock, published June 1995, page 108

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