The respected drummer turns 62 today, born March 20, 1950, in Birmingham, England.

Carl's been in several English bands, but he's best known, of course, for his work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia

Currently, his The Carl Palmer Band is gearing up for a spring tour in Europe, which kicks off next month.

Carl Palmer is recognized by fans and peers alike for his technical prowess, with several awards of recognition in his long career, including being chosen #10 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of  The 100 Greatest Drummers of all Time.

And Carl's still got it.  Check him out here on stage just 3 years ago (in 2009):