Re: Tommy Aldridge
Tommy was the first rock drummer I ever saw perform live. Black Oak Arkansas was the opener for Grand Funk at the old (and now gone) Atlanta Stadium around 1970. Was too far up in the stands to see what kit he was playing - just remember it was big. They put on a good show with a lot of humor. Wasn't sure what to think at the time as it was my first concert and a real sensory overload.
A few years later, I really got into his playing on that double B.O.A. live album. Remember there was a good extended drum solo of his that I played over and over again.
Seem to remember he played and endorsed the Premier 'Projector ' line in the late '80s. I've got a soft spot for those drums - they're the ones I play now.
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