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Grady Tate (1932–2017)

Grady Tate was born on January 14, 1932 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) and The Hot Rock (1972). He was married to Vivian. He died on October 8, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
The Hot Rock
The Hot Rock Music Department
El invierno en Lisboa
El invierno en Lisboa Music Department


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 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (musician: drums)
 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (musician: drums)
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (musician: drums)
 1991 El invierno en Lisboa (musician: drums)
 1988 Christmas in Tattertown (TV Movie) (musician: drums)
 1987 The Glass Menagerie (musician: drums)
 1983 The Wiz (Video) (musician: drums)
 1978 The Wiz (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1972 The Hot Rock (soundtrack musician: drums)
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[commenting on why he rarely played loud, showy drum solos] I hate solos. I can't play one to save my life. I think of myself as someone who can keep time.


His family encouraged his musical talent, and he was playing drums and singing in public at age 5. After his voice changed, he stopped singing for several years and concentrated on drums, inspired by a meeting with Jo Jones, the longtime drummer with Count Basie. He spent four years in the Air Force, performing in military bands, then studied English and drama at what is now North Carolina ... See more »

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