Famed Session Drummer Buddy Harman Dies

Legendary Nashville session musician Buddy Harman died Thursday (Aug. 21) at age 79 following a battle with congestive heart failure. Recognized as one of the most-recorded drummers in the world, Murrey Mizell Harman Jr. began working as a full-time session musician in 1955 and played on recordings by Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Simon & Garfunkel and Perry Como, among many others. His credits include classic recordings such as Elvis Presley’s “Little Sister,” Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” Roy Orbison’s “Oh Pretty Woman,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man,” Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.” Funeral arrangements were pending Friday (Aug. 22).