Former Dictators, Twisted Sister drummer dies at 61
Artist biography Joe "Fast Joey Brighton" Markowski
Drummer "Fast" Joey Brighton (real name: Joe Markowski), died on April 14, 2010. He was fifty-seven.
Joe Markowski was well known in the New York area as a drum teacher in the ’70s, working out of Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice’s Oceanside drum studio.
Top drummers including Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath, Quiet Riot) and Joe Franco (Good Rats, Twisted Sister) studied with Joe Markowski, who himself had played with the Good Rats and Twisted Sister (in 1981-1982).
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