Cliff Martinez

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Birthday
5, 1954
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY

About

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer. He composed the scores for "Drive," "Contagion," "Traffic," and others. Among his earliest gigs was composing for "Pee Wee's Playhouse," the exceedingly popular and subversive children's show from the 1980s.

Before Fame

He was a drummer for Captain Beefheart, The Dickies, Lydia Lunch, and The Weirdos, before joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983.

Trivia

He and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Family Life

He was born in The Bronx bit raised in Columbus, Ohio.

Associated With

He composed the film score for "The Lincoln Lawyer," which starred Matthew McConaughey.