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Thunderstick,Chris and Nicky onstage at Wacken 04/08/2000

The Official Website

This is the homepage for Thunderstick, the masked drummer best known for his time with NWOBHM pioneers Samson, and their Pyrotechnic stage show.
The object of this site is to show the many facets of Thunderstick,including the Ideas behind the Image, Thunderstick the band, his other projects,
and the career of his alter ego, Barry Graham..
 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, THUNDERSTICK CD RELEASE


"ECHOES FROM THE ANALOGUE ASYLUM" is the title of the long awaited Thunderstick release on Heaven & Hell Records.
It will consist of all 7 tracks from the original 1983 album, "Beauty and the Beasts", the 4 track "Feel Like Rock'N'Roll" ep
plus 5 previously unreleased tracks.

All of the material has been digitally remastered by Barry Graham Purkis and long term tech/engineer Rob Grain in the WAITING! Room during early 2011

 

 

NEWS  08/05/09

THUNDERSTICK LIVE AT K.I.T. 12
THUNDERSTICK played at the NWOBHM tribute part of the KEEP IT TRUE Festival on Saturday 25th April 2009.
He was be backed by members of NWOBHM tribute band ROXXCALIBUR, and vocalist HARRY CONKLIN.
He played two SAMSON songs, Bright Lights and Too Close To Rock.
The show was filmed, and will soon be released on DVD, see HERE for a preview.

 


Former Samson bassist and founder member Chris Aylmer passed away on 9th January 2007.
Thunderstick has made the following statement.

Chris "Oscar Wilde" Aylmer was a very underrated bass player, and the solid foundations that he put down in Samson gave me the freedom to play in my own unique way.

Thanks for being John Entwistle to my Keith Moon Chris. You will be sadly missed.


THUNDERSTICK ON MYSPACE!!!! Click HERE


The John McCoy cd anthology "Unreal" features a previously unreleased Torme/McCoy/Thunderstick track called "Hard Times" (Not the Samson song of the same name).
Another track from the session, "Come Tomorrow" will feature on the reissued Gillan cd "Glory Road" in the near future.


Henrik Johansson and Matthias Reinholdsson from the Swedish Samson Site were recently in England, and I managed to arrange for them to meet Barry for an interview. See it HERE.

Thunderstick would like to thank everybody responsible for his No 36 placing in the June 2005 Classic Rock magazines "50 Greatest Drummers in Rock" feature

 

For  other releases featuring THUNDERSTICK, please click HERE
   

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Please click on the Pictures below to open the links

Link to Tour Pics
 Pictures from Autumn 1983 tour

Link to Band Info
Thunderstick, the band

Link to Image
  The Image

Link to Other Projects

     Other Projects

Coming soon - Barry Graham
Barry Graham
 

Associated Links

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The Late, Great Paul Samson

 

John McCoy and Bernie Torme' GMT Rocks

John McCoy and Bernie Torme', G.M.T.

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The incomparable Bernie Torme'
Bernie Torme'
 

 

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