Tag Archives: Alan Dawson

Alan Dawson: Students as Studio Drummers

SKF NOTE: Ron Spagnardi asked me to interview two drummers for Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue published in January 1986: Neil Peart and Alan Dawson. I don’t know exactly when this interview took place, but it was certainly in 1985. … Continue reading

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Did Vinnie Ruggiero Create Alan Dawson’s Swiss Rudiment Innovations?

SKF NOTE:┬áIn a large manila envelope full of letters and cards I saved from my years at Modern Drummer, I found a handwritten letter from Alan Dawson. Mr. Dawson’s letter is dated August 21, 1981, which is, as I write, … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Drum Endorsements

SKF NOTE: This interview circa 1986-87 is from my sit down with Alan Dawson in his Massachusetts home for Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue. I was freelance writing again for MD. Some of what Alan says about drums he endorsed was … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson and The Great Band That Got Away

SKF NOTE: What a band! I read recently these four compatriots never performed together live. What a shame. Four great players. A showcase for Alan Dawson. This was the first time I heard the side of Alan Dawson that influenced … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Innovators

SKF NOTE: From my interview with Alan Dawson published in Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary Issue in 1986. Here Alan is talking about drum innovators. Alan Dawson: Innovators are very few. Innovators trod a lonely path. I don’t know who’s the … Continue reading

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