Tag Archives: Black Oak Arkansas

Tommy Aldridge on Sonor Drums – 1975

SKF NOTE: An ad from the May 20, 1975 Down Beat magazine. Tommy Aldridge is an imaginative drummer. He was bound to Black Oak Arkansas by contract long after he lost interest in the group. Tommy’s still drumming really well. … 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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Tommy Aldridge Sonor Ad 1976

SKF NOTE: These days Tommy Aldridge is endorsing Yamaha. I interviewed Tommy for Modern Drummer when he was with Ozzy Osbourne. A very nice guy. Tommy was an intuitive player. That is, he played very, very well — by instinct. … Continue reading

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