Pioneer rock drummer Jimmy Van Eaton dies at 86

Updated February 11 2024 - 11:14am, first published 11:10am
Legendary Sun Records drummer Jimmy Van Eaton has died at age 86, a family member says. (AP PHOTO)
Legendary Sun Records drummer Jimmy Van Eaton has died at age 86, a family member says. (AP PHOTO)

J.M. "Jimmy" Van Eaton, a pioneering rock 'n' roll drummer who played behind the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Lee Riley at Sun Records in Memphis has died at the age of 86.

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