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John Von Ohlen: I Started on Drums at Age 17 (1984)

SKF NOTE: From the transcript of my interview with John Von Ohlen, published in the March 1985 Modern Drummer. John’s relatively late start on drums were preceded by more than a decade of studying accordion, piano, and trombone. And also, … Continue reading

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John Von Ohlen: Reading and Writing Drum Charts (1984)

SKF NOTE: From the transcript of my interview with John Von Ohlen, published in the March 1985 Modern Drummer. This interview was done by phone. I was at home in Connecticut taping with a telephone answering machine that recorded sound … Continue reading

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WVXU Podcast: A Celebration of John Von Ohlen

A Celebration of John Von Ohlen By LEE HAY • JUN 30, 2014 https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/01/JVO_Special.mp3 Full Story

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Freelance Writing: Today and Yesterday

SKF NOTE: One aspect of the pre-internet days I miss, and have not yet replaced, is paid freelance writing for music magazines and newspapers. Freelance writing was a great way to sharpen researching/writing skills. A great way to record for … Continue reading

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John Von Ohlen Photo Update: October 2015

SKF NOTE: The Blue Wisp Big Band just posted 20-plus new photos on the band’s Facebook page. Here’s a nice one of John Von Ohlen and the rest of the rhythm section. For an answer to why Von Ohlen has … Continue reading

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