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Chester Thompson

Chester Thompson was born on December 11, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Chester Cortez Thompson. See full bio »
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 2008 Genesis: When in Rome (Video) (writer: "Drum Duet")
 2004 Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Drums, Drums, and More Drums")
 1999 The Limey (writer: "Squib Cakes")
 1996 The Rich Man's Wife (writer: "CHILL OUT (THINGS GONNA CHANGE)")
 1996 Stealing Beauty (writer: "CHILL OUT (Things Gonna Change)")
 1995 Desperado (writer: "Bella")
 1993 Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert (Video documentary) (performer: "The Drum Thing") / (writer: "The Drum Thing")
 1988 Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) (writer: "Drum Duet")
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Toured extensively with Genesis and Phil Collins (solo). See more »

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Chester Cortez Thompson


6' (1.83 m)

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Was not the original touring drummer for Genesis. Bill Bruford played drums for the 1976 tour when Phil Collins took over vocals full time. Chester joined Genesis as their touring drummer in 1977 and has played in every tour since except "Calling All Stations" in 1998. See more »


The well known touring & assistant drummer of Phil Collins

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