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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), El invierno en Lisboa (1991) 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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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.


He was a versatile jazz musician who was nominated for Grammy Awards as a singer, but was better known as a drummer who helped popularize the "soul-jazz" style of the 1960s. He worked in a trio led by pianist Billy Taylor, and anchored the "Tonight Show" band with Doc Severinsen, for six years in the 1960s and 1970s. He performed with Simon and Garfunkel at their 1981 reunion concert at New ... See more »

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