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Barry Keane – 46 Years with Gordon Lightfoot

SKF NOTE: After first interviewing Barry Keane in 1981 for Modern Drummer magazine, I had no idea we would do it again in 2022. We’ve stayed in touch over the years. When I asked Barry if I could interview him … Continue reading

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If Ringo Wants to Be in Our Magazine

SKF NOTE: Memories of Modern Drummer magazine co-founder Isabel Spagnardi make me smile. Isabel was MD publisher Ron Spagnardi’s wife. I don’t, and didn’t, know the specifics of Isabel’s work at MD. My impression is, and was, that she, as … Continue reading

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Check Out ‘The Drummer’s Devotional’ Podcast

SKF NOTE: On January 18, 2022 I received an email from Jeremy Brieske (pronounced Brisk-ee). Mr. Brieske’s podcast, The Drummer’s Devotional, is, “A one-year project where we learn about a different drummer every day.” Professionally produced, Brieske’s podcast episodes are … Continue reading

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The Outfit of Famous Drummers 1964

SKF NOTE: I never owned a Ludwig drumset, but in 1964 this full-page magazine ad was a dream builder or me. I wouldn’t own a drumset for another five years, and my first set was a mutt kit of Gretsch … Continue reading

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Barry Keane – Recording Lightfoot’s ‘Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’

SKF NOTE: Excerpt from our January 13, 2022 interview. Barry Keane has been drumming with Gordon Lightfoot on record and onstage for 46 years. Here he shares the story of how the classic song, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, was … Continue reading

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