Chris Slade

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Birth Name: Christopher W. S. Rees

Place of Birth: Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 30 October, 1946

*Welsh (father)
*English (mother)

Chris Slade is a Welsh rock musician. He is the drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC. He has also played with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Tom Jones, Toomorrow, rock supergroup the Firm, and Asia. Other members of AC/DC include/have included Brian Johnson, Axl Rose, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Stevie Young. Other members of The Firm were Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

His stage surname is derived from his mother, Laura (Slade), who was born in Pontypridd, to English parents. His father, Daniel Owen Rees, was also born in Pontypridd.

Chris’ paternal grandfather was surnamed Rees.

Chris’ paternal grandmother was surnamed Williams.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was Herbert Henry Slade (the son of Hugh James Slade and Elizabeth Phillis Edwards). Herbert was born in Broadwey, Dorset, England. Hugh was the son of John Slade and Jane Aplin. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Edwards and Phillis Coward.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Annie Mattock (the daughter of William Mattock and Emma Trott). Annie was born in Martock, Somerset, England. William was the son of Samuel Mattock and Ann Richards. Emma was the daughter of Samuel Trott and Mary Stuckey.

Chris’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Amy Porter (buried 3 April, 1835, Pitcombe, Somerset, England).

Source: Marriage record of Chris’ parents –

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