Edward ‘Ted’ McKenna 10 March 1950 -19 January 2019

Edward ‘Ted’ McKenna (born 10 March 1950 in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, died 19 January 2019), was a Scottish drummer, who played with bands The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, The Michael Schenker Group.He worked as a band member for several artists, including Rory Gallagher from 1978–1981. He worked as a session musician with Greg Lake & Gary Moore in The Greg Lake Band 1980–81; the Michael Schenker Group in 1981–84; Bugatti & Musker, 1982; Ian Gillan; and a solo album for Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty, in 1975.

Ted had his own band after his time in MSG called McKenna’s Gold. Formed at the end of 1986, In 1992, Ted and Zal Cleminson formed The Party Boys. Although primarily known as a rock musician, McKenna also worked with jazz maestro John Etheridge, Juno Award-winning American/Canadian blues guitarist Amos Garrett and American soul duo Womack & Womack as well as Paul Rose, Gwyn Ashton, The Rhumboogie Orchestra, Frank O Hagan, and Fish.

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