Monthly Archives: August 2015

Karen Carpenter Award Upsets John Bonham

SKF NOTE: Flipping through this 35-year old magazine yesterday, I stopped to read something in a news article I had underscored in red ink said by John Bonham. It had me laughing, so I decided to share it. “I’d like … Continue reading

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Bob Berryhill: The Story of ‘Wipe Out’

SKF NOTE: In the early 1980’s, when I set out to write a feature series, The History of Rock Drumming, I thought it would be mostly a cut-and-paste project. That is, I thought most of the drummer research must already … Continue reading

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The Max Weinberg Modern Drummer Cover Photo That Got Away

SKF NOTE: When either I remember or someone tells me this photographer’s last name — I will credit him. And I apologize in advance for not remembering his full name. I met him twice, as I recall. Very nice guy … Continue reading

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Sandy Nelson Interview: Just Follow Your Heart

SKF NOTE: I recently found transcripts of a group of short interviews I did in the early 1980’s when I was gathering data for my five-part Modern Drummer series, The History of Rock Drumming. It is probably hard to believe … Continue reading

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Mark Mondesir: No Fear of Failure

SKF NOTE: I penciled a bracket and made a note around this story in the left margin of my Ed Soph interview transcript. The note is: “Good story. Include elsewhere.” It’s Ed telling me 30-years ago about a 12-13 year … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Shows Girl Drummers How to ‘Stick To It’

Beating the drum for girls in percussion Drew Bracken 12:03 a.m. EDT August 19, 2015 GRANVILLE – The sounds of drums, xylophones, steel drums and more filled the air in the Granville High School Performing Arts Center. [I]ncoming GHS senior … Continue reading

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RIP: Clarence “Jockey” Etienne: Hit Record Cardboard Box Drumming

Funeral services set for drummer ‘Jockey’ Etienne Herman Fuselier, hfuselier@gannett.com 4:13 p.m. CDT August 17, 2015 Funeral services…for Clarence “Jockey” Etienne, a legendary zydeco and R&B drummer who died Sunday. With more than 50 years as a musician, Etienne, 81, … Continue reading

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