Longtime David Bowie drummer Dennis Davis has passed away. Davis was behind the kit for such Bowie hits as “Fame,” “Golden Years” and “Heroes,” among others. The news of his death was confirmed by producer and fellow Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.
In addition to his work with Bowie, the Manhattan native worked extensively with renowned vibraphonist Roy Ayers, alongside guitarist and future Bowie cohort Carlos Alomar. He was taught early on by legendary drummers Max Roach and Elvin Jones and served in the Vietnam War.