Hall of Fame

Woody Woodmansey

David Bowie & The Spiders from Mars taken in 1972.  Woody is second from the left. 

Woody Woodmansey (born Mick Woodmansey in Yorkshire) began his drumming career at the age of 14 with the formation of the band The Mutations.  His next band was The Roadrunners, and later The Rats with Mick Ronson. 

Woody was to work again with Mick Ronson - this time as David Bowie's Spiders from Mars. He toured with David Bowie extensively and appeared on 13 of his albums, including: Space Oddity (1969), Man Who Sold the World (1970), Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972), Hunky Dory (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973) and Changes (1981). 

He also worked with Dexy's Midnight Runners (Don't Stand Me Down - 1985), Paul McCartney (Children in Need), Art Garfunkle, Screen Idols (Premiere - 1979), Spiders from Mars (Spiders from Mars - 1976) and in 1977, he brought out the album U Boat from his own band.called Woodywoodmansey's U Boat. 

Woody has three sons and he lived in East Grinstead from 1973 to 2000. He says, "I love East Grinstead and couldn't think of a better place to bring my family up in." 

Woody is a keen supporter of Narconon's drug education services because he believes that children should be warned of the dangers of drug abuse.