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Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace was an English rock and jazz drummer. Ian Wallace is best known as the drummer in one of the longer incarnations of King Crimson and as a drummer for Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Early Life

Ian Wallace was born on September 29, 1946, in Bury, Lancashire, England. The information regarding his nationality and ethnicity isn’t available on the internet. Besides that, no further information regarding his parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, cousins, and other family members are not available up to now.

Talking about his educational background,  he was educated at the local grammar school where he was fascinated by jazz and joined a beat group, the Jaguars, with fellow pupils.


On 10 August 2006, he was cracked with esophageal cancer. He recorded his illness in his online blog in the hope his story would inspire others with similar symptoms to seek treatment. Sadly, on February 22, 2007, he died at 60, with his wife, Jenny Boyd, at his side.

Ian Wallace – Net Worth 2023

He earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth was around $1 million to $7 million.


Talking about his career, after leaving school at 16, he worked, unhappily, as an NHS writer before joining the Warriors, an Accrington sextet fronted by Jon Anderson. After traveling to West German clubs and US bases, the group returned to Britain, and recorded a flop single, Don’t Make Me Blue, for Decca. However, they also featured in Just For You (1964), a pop B-movie. Then, in 1966, the group split.

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Caption: Ian Wallace performing on the stage source: Modern Drummer Magazine.

Later, he joined Vivian Stanshall’s Big GrunT and The World with Neil Innes before King Crimson. He was seen on the album Islands in 1971 and on the live album Earthbound in 1972. However, At the end of a U.S. tour, in May 1972, he and fellow Crimson members Mel Collins and Boz Burrell quit the band and went to work for Alexis Korner’s Snape.

Wallace afterward worked with Steve Marriott’s All-Stars. In 1978, he was invited to join Bob Dylan’s band and attended Dylan during his tour of Japan. His heavy drum style was the ambitious power behind the pop-heavy album Street-Legal.

More about his career

Moreover, in the late 1990s, he moved to Nashville as a successful musician. There, he worked as a producer and player. However,  He also conducted live with T.Graham Brown, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Rick Vito, Jessi Alexander, and Billy Burnette.

Furthermore, in 2003, he entered the 21st Century Schizoid Band and cast his only solo album, Happiness With Minimal Side Effects. In 2005 he began the Crimson Jazz Trio with Tim Landers on bass and Jody Nardone on piano, which released King Crimson Songbook Volume One in November 2005 and King Crimson Songbook Volume Two in early 2009.

Personal Life

Regarding his personal life, he was married to Jenny Boyd. In 1984, they married. Besides this, other information regarding his past relationships or affairs is unavailable on the internet.

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Caption: Ian Wallace with his wife source: Shutterstock.

Body Measurements

Ian Wallace looks very handsome and smart, undoubtedly. He has brown pairs of beautiful eyes and brown hair color. Besides this, other information regarding his height, weight, and other body measurements are not available on the internet.

Ian Wallace – Social Media

Talking about his social media, he didn’t have any social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, and others as there were no such media during his time.