Gar Samuelson

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Gary C. "Gar" Samuelson (February 18, 1958 – July 14, 1999) was a drummer best remembered for his work with the thrash metal band Megadeth from 1984 to 1987, contributing to their first two albums. He is considered as one of the most influential drummers to thrash metal, having pioneered the incorporation of jazz fusion into the subgenre.


Birth Name

Gary C. Samuelson


Drums, percussion, timpani


United States

Years active



Date Born

Tuesday, February 18, 1958

City Born

Dunkirk, New York, US

Date Died

Wednesday, July 14, 1999

City Died

Clewer, Orange City, Florida, US


41 (at time of death)

Born 61 years ago.

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