Monthly Archives: June 2016

Was Ringo a Fan of Keith Moon’s Playing? No, But…

Ringo on heroes, style, his son and, uh, drums Chris Varias, Enquirer contributor 11:48 a.m. EDT June 17, 2016 Q: You mentioned Keith Moon. Were you a fan of his playing? A: No (laughs). He was one of my best … Continue reading

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A Favorite Photo of Philly Joe Jones

SKF NOTE: A favorite photo of Philly Joe Jones. I found this in the CD booklet with Sonny Clark’s Sonny Clark Trio album on Blue Note Records. If you have not heard this CD — it’s a wonderful piano trio: … Continue reading

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Don Lamond: ‘I Played Dave Tough’s Drums for Three Months’

SKF NOTE: If Don Lamond played drums on Bobby Darin’s hit song, Beyond the Sea, and never recorded again — I would still think of Mr. Lamond’s drum sound and drum fills on Beyond the Sea as essential parts of … Continue reading

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Tommy Aldridge: Modern Drummer Interview 1981

SKF NOTE: In my introduction to Tommy Aldridge’s October 1981 Modern Drummer interview I wrote, “Not a week would go by without [reader] letters asking, ‘When are you guys going to interview Tommy Aldridge?’” I connected with Tommy by phone … Continue reading

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Ferguson: Shelly Manne Always Played Music, Not Just The Drums

SKF NOTE: Here’s an insightful tribute letter to Shelly Manne from drummer Sherman Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson’s letter first appeared under the headline, Shelly Manne, in 1985 in Modern Drummer. It is a keeper letter, in my opinion. Mr. Manne was … Continue reading

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