English Session and Road-Tour Percussionist
Raymond Cooper is an English musician. He is a session and road-tour percussionist and occasional actor, who has worked with several musically diverse bands and artists including George Harrison, Billy Joel, Rick Wakeman, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd and Elton John. Cooper absorbed the influence of rock drummers from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Ginger Baker, Carmine Appice and John Bonham. Incorporation of unusual instruments, such as cowbells, glockenspiel, and tubular bells, along with several standard kit elements, helped create a highly varied setup.