SKF NOTE: In this second excerpt from Artimus Pyle’s June 23, 1982 interview for Modern Drummer, Artimus and Paul T. Riddle tell how, around 1972-1973, Artimus – with help from Marshall Tucker Band members, Charlie Daniels, and others who believed in him – helped him get an audition with Lynyrd Skynyrd. From there, Pyle’s personality and drumming skills secured him the gig.
The first voice heard is Artimus Pyle. Paul T. Riddle’s is the second voice. My voice is the third.
The photo of Artimus seated behind his yellow drumset was taken the day of this interview.