Clive Bunker

Clive Bunker

Clive William Bunker (30 December 1946, Luton, Bedfordshire, England) is a British rock drummer. He was the original drummer in the British band Jethro Tull.[1]

Bunker played in his first band The Warriors in the 1960s. With Mick Abrahams he later formed the band known as McGregor's Engine. Between 1967 and 1971 he drummed for Jethro Tull, leaving after Tull's release of their album, Aqualung, to get married. He was replaced by Barriemore Barlow, a school friend of the group's singer/songwriter Ian Anderson.

After his time with Jethro Tull he played with Blodwyn Pig, Robin Trower, Jude, Aviator, Jeff Pain (aka Dicken, formerly of the UK band Mr Big), Manfred Mann, Jack Bruce, Gordon Giltrap, Anna Ryder, Uli Jon Roth, Electric Sun, Steve Hillage, Vikki Clayton, Solstice, Glenn Hughes and Jerry Donahue.

Bunker's debut solo album, Awakening, was released in 1998.


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Clive Bunker: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 

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