Ray Cooper is the name of at least two artists: 1. Ray Cooper (born 19 August 1942) is an English musician. He is a session and road-tour percussionist, and occasional actor, who has worked with Pink Floyd, Sting, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Elton John. Life and career Cooper was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. His recording career started in the 1960s, recording with The Who, among others, and is still going strong.