Karen Carpenter (Drummer Vocalist for The Carpenters. Named the drummer of all time by Playboy magazine. Listed 94 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of all time. Won 3 Grammys, inducted 2 songs into Grammy Hall of Fame).
Blakey assumed an aggressive swing style of contemporaries Chick Webb, Sid Catlett & Ray Bauduc early in his career, and is known, alongside Kenny Clarke and Max Roach as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming.