THREE of the world’s finest drummers were front and centre on Friday night.

Musicians from rock bands Cream, The Spencer Davis Group and Scorpions played the starring roles in the Drum Legends show at Brighton Dome.

The all-star stick-men line-up featured Ginger Baker, Herman Rarebell and Pete York. The trio took it in turn to rattle through some of their best-known hits in front of an adoring crowd.

Rarebell, who was the drummer in German metal group Scorpions from 1977 to 1995, kicked off the show with a bang. Songs such as Rock You Like A Hurricane, Passion Rules The Game and a stirring Winds Of Change had the audience in full voice and made for a spectacular start to proceedings.

From there Ginger Baker came out for two songs, White Room and Toad.

At 79 Baker may be a bit slower nowadays but his drum skills certainly haven’t diminished. He was on for two tracks before the interval, not surprising considering his age, but would return later on.

Following a short break Pete York took to the stage for five songs, including a well-received Beatles medley.

Ginger then returned for Cream classics Crossroads and Sunshine Of Your Love.

The three then took to their kits together to play a medley of classic rock anthems. Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze and an epic cover of My Generation, by The Who, ended the show in style. These drummers may be getting on in age, but still don’t miss a beat.