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Joe English – Making Music with Paul McCartney Pt. 2

SKF NOTE: Here‘s the first part of this exchange. SKF: You had thirteen cents in your pocket when you got the call from McCartney. You were with Wings for three years making a six-figure income. And yet you’ve said that … Continue reading

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Joe English – Making Music with Paul McCartney

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story on my interviews with Joe English which began in 1980 and concluded years later. During his music career Joe played with some excellent bands — including his own. But he is perhaps best known … Continue reading

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Joe English – Seated at a Table I Don’t Cross My Hands Over to Eat

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story to my interviews with Joe English. In this excerpt, Joe talks about always playing a right-handed drumset without crossing his hands over. Joe English: I’ve been playing like that all my life. When drummers … Continue reading

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Joe English: McCartney Gave Me a Fantastic Break

SKF NOTE: Joe English was tough to interview. Here’s what I wrote as part of the feature interview introduction in the June 1986 Modern Drummer: Joe English agreed to to this interview in 1980. Then he disappeared. In 1983, I … Continue reading

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How Joe English Got the Gig with Paul McCartney

SKF NOTE: This excerpt of how Joe English landed his gig with Paul McCartney and Wings is from my 1983 interview transcript with Joe. The back story of that interview, that started in 1980 and was published 1986 in Modern … Continue reading

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