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Drum Photos as Drum Lessons

SKF NOTE: A great 1968 photo of Buddy Rich. I’ve said it before, but photos like this one were drum lessons in themselves. Especially pre-internet and when opportunities to see Buddy and other great drummers live or on tv were … Continue reading

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Vinnie Colaiuta Yamaha Endorsement Photo (1985)

SKF NOTE: My educated guess on this Vinnie Colaiuta endorsement picture, found among my file folders, is that Yamaha sent it to me when I was gathering info for CREEM’s 1985 Drum Supplement. I was surprised and disappointed then at … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Charli Persip (1956)

SKF NOTE: A wonderful photo by Francis Wolff of one of my favorite drummers, Charli Persip. This picture is from Blue Note’s Lee Morgan Volume 2: Sextet CD booklet.

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When Photographers and Drumsets Collide

SKF NOTE: Alan Gratzer’s 1981 Ludwig ad reminds me of an innovation Alan mentioned to photographer John Lee during an REO Speedwagon in-concert photo shoot for Gratzer’s Modern Drummer interview published in July 1981. At that time it was still … Continue reading

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Appreciating Drummer Photos Pre-Internet

SKF NOTE: I suppose drummers coming of age with the internet offering limitless video and sounds of famous drummers, will never understand the impact of a single magazine photo on drummers coming of age with magazines, books, and rare t.v. … Continue reading

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