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Meinl Cymbal Tuners

We are a funny lot when it comes to things that potentially break with what we find as ‘traditional’. When something new does come along which is a little less usual we have a tendency to look at it with either love and fascination, or a questioning ‘why’? In this case, the new Cymbal Tuners

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Mitch Mitchell

John Graham "Mitch" Mitchell was born on 9 July 1946 in Ealing, Middlesex, UK to Phyliss (née Preston) and Thomas J Mitchell. As a teenager, he starred in a children's television programme, which was very much part of the formative years of the Baby Boomers generation of which I was an unknowing member. The TV programme was called ‘Jennings

Keith Moon

Keith Moon Keith Moon would have been 62, and fast approaching his second bus pass, on August 23rd 2008. I first met him sometime in the summer of 1965. He was coming out of an independent studio in London called IBC as I was going in. The Who had just been making a

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Nigel Glockler

Nigel Glockler Nigel Glockler earnt his first taste of success with singer Toyah Willcox in the early 80’s. However, he was soon to reach new heights standing in for one Pete Gill who had suffered an injury to his hand. This gave Nigel the drum stool in one of the biggest and most

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Bob Henrit

Bob Henritt It’s fascinating how some musical partnerships survive the years. Bob Henrit first hooked up with guitarist/songwriter Russ Ballard in the early 1960s as part of The Roulettes, perhaps best known as the backing group for Adam Faith, and in March 2007 they renewed their musical liaison with Ballard’s German tour. As

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Simon Kirke

Simon Kirke If anybody were to ask me what records I would have liked to have played on - right up at the top would be Free’s ‘Alright now’. Simon Kirke and I have often bumped into each other by accident at various watering-holes but this time we were meeting by design. Simon

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Meinl Drum Festival 2017

Benny Greb About Benny Greb Benny Greb was born in 1980 and began playing drums at the age of six. Initially self taught, he began his full time studies in 1997 and quickly made a name for himself in the international drumming scene. His drumming is slick, full of musicality and finesse. It

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Craviotto Catch-up

For many of us, Spring is in the air. Here in the Midwest, the rains have stopped and we have sunshine! We've been really busy here at the shop and wanted to update everyone on some great drums coming through for artists and dealers! In this newsletter, we're going to take a trip around the

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Pete Best

Pete Best Pete Best published a book in 1996 and Bob Henrit went along to talk to him at the time about it and various other Beatles-related subjects. This was just after the time the ‘Anthology’ material was released which brought further riches to all five Beatles. It should therefore be read with

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Dolphin Taylor

After we interviewed Stiff Little Fingers drummer Steve Grantley a while back we asked him if there were any British Drum Icons that he felt had been overlooked. There were many including, Mickey Tucker from Sweet, Ian Dury’s drummer Charles Charles and Neil Conti from Prefab Sprout but he also listed his predecessor in SLF

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