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Shaughnessy: Dave Tough Like Elvin in His Sense of Time

SKF NOTE: In 1985 I clipped and saved Whitney Balliett‘s piece, Little Davey Tough, from my copy of The New Yorker magazine. This was a writer’s standard pre-internet method for building a personal resource library. Mr. Balliett’s piece is timeless … Continue reading

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Audio: Freddie Gruber on The Marvelous Magic of Dave Tough

SKF NOTE: Excerpt from my interview with Freddie Gruber in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment circa 1983-84. I posted my memory of this interview on an earlier post. I am so grateful to have met and interviewed gifted people like Freddie Gruber, … 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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Scott K Fish: Dave Tough Profile 1979

SKF NOTE: I wrote this Dave Tough profile for the January/February 1979 Modern Drummer as a freelance writer pre-internet. The piece includes several names of people and things Life Beyond the Cymbals readers might want to explore further. In the … Continue reading

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Fred Gruber on Dave Tough: ‘I Have a Great Love for this Man’

SKF NOTE: Excerpted from my interview with Freddie Gruber in late 1983 or early 1984. This is an instance where I recommended a drummer have a feature interview and the rest of the Modern Drummer editorial staff outvoted me. That … Continue reading

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