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Old 01-10-2015, 01:59 AM
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I found this pic of me the other day. I was around 15 possibly 16 years old. 1973 or 74. I was in my parents basement playing my first set of drums, gold sparkle Stewarts.

It's the only proof I have that I started out playing traditional grip.

I was probably high there too lol.

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Old 01-10-2015, 02:15 AM
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Here's me as an 18-year-old kid in 1991 playing a huge set of Ludwig Classic Maples (12-13-14-18-24x2) in Monterey, CA with my band at the time.
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:14 AM
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The Invaders, playing a Jr. High School dance in 1964.

I was 14 years old.





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Old 01-10-2015, 05:15 AM
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23y/1988. A club somewhere in Denmark.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:17 AM
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Circa 1967. Black Agate Stewart drums and fuzzy dice. What more do you need?
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:25 AM
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Circa 1983, my first kit, Slingerland.
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Various time periods...

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Old 01-10-2015, 07:18 PM
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Love the Rogers Holiday Set! ^^

Here's my father's set of the same make and finish circa 1975.

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I'm seeing my fair share of paneling lol. Pretty cool pics. Hollywood, you look like Gene Krupa up there. Really cool pic.
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I'm so jealous of these superb pictures. I have absolutely no pictures or recordings (except one dug up recently) of my early years due to a rented accommodation getting raided in the 90's and all my stuff being stolen. Bastards!!!!!!
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Hollywood, you look like Gene Krupa up there. Really cool pic.
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Funny you should mention that. When my Dad was hired to work on the Gene Krupa movie he told his friend the casting director that he knew a 9 year old drummer (me) that could play the part of Krupa when he was a young boy. The casting director and the movie producer kicked the idea around for a couple of days.

In the end they decided that they did not want to go back that far in Krupa's career.

Imagine how that opportunity would have changed my life........

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Funny you should mention that. When my Dad was hired to work on the Gene Krupa movie he told his friend the casting director that he knew a 9 year old drummer (me) that could play the part of Krupa when he was a young boy. The casting director and the movie producer kicked the idea around for a couple of days.

In the end they decided that they did not want to go back that far in Krupa's career.

Imagine how that opportunity would have changed my life........

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Wow...you were THAT close...You definitely could have done it. Pretty cool but oh well.
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Hope it's cool to post this, this one was taken of me over the summer (I'm thirteen).
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Anthony such a great band shot ! Nice.
In 40 years you can re=post it on DW like the older folks on here.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:54 AM
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Circa 1983, my first kit, Slingerland.
You know, my parents got me that exact same drum kit back in 1978. I sure miss those.
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ha ! some great ones. ALSO will never forgive myself for selling a '78 slingerland set in silver sparkle / maple [sold in Miami to a collector to buy a jazz kit...arg]. but still have the 12-lug spitfire snare in the shot below. this pic is from 1984 complete w/ "The Police" inspired Cannon Toms. could never afford octobans back in the day. heh.

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Relative 'youth' picture here. Playing a gig with my band of the time. I was probably 19 or 20. Six or seven years ago?
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Relative 'youth' picture here. Playing a gig with my band of the time. I was probably 19 or 20. Six or seven years ago?
Your Sabian logo is upside down. Such sloppiness - really!
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Your Sabian logo is upside down. Such sloppiness - really!
I know, I'm so ashamed. If only the Sabian logo was more subtle you might not have noticed...
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Relative 'youth' picture here. Playing a gig with my band of the time. I was probably 19 or 20. Six or seven years ago?
Lugs? Is that a DW, Hayman or Camco set?
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:46 AM
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Lugs? Is that a DW, Hayman or Camco set?
Mid-range ply Tamburo from 2005. Nothing special but it's my main driver. When I do play these days I tend to use my vintage 20" John Grey bass drum but the standard 22" bass is a lovely drum.

I'm still surprised how nice my inexpensive kit sounds, even ten years on. It's helped by a superb snare... ;-)
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Double_G you remind me of Jim Gordon just a little. Duncan cool pic. Were you born with facial hair?
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Double_G you remind me of Jim Gordon just a little. Duncan cool pic. Were you born with facial hair?
Yeah, I was born with facial hair. The doctors were astonished. They're still astonished by just how handsome and manly I am.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:07 AM
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You know, my parents got me that exact same drum kit back in 1978. I sure miss those.
I wish I still had it but its long gone, sold before I could really appreciate it for what it was so I could buy a new Ludwig Rocker kit.
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Okay, don't laugh....

This was me when I was 11 years old. This was a Kent kit (my first kit) and I had just brought it home - didn't even set it up (or wipe off the dust apparently), but wanted my picture taken with me behind it with the Peter Criss makeup. Ah, youth....

Dig the wallpaper!
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1979 Tremor
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Fun times! No that is not a shadow behind my head, that is my hair, and not permed!
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This was me before SKyNet became self-aware.
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I don't have any real early pics but here is a gem from 1971

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Not quite age 18, with Pursuit at the 1974 L.A. County Battle of the Bands, at the Hollywood Bowl (we tied for first in the combo division.) This was actually not my first time performing there - I marched with the L.A.P.D. Junior Band that played a few events there in 1971/2.

The flute player is Jeff Rona, who went on to prominence scoring for TV and movies. The piano player, Bill Turner, was one of those guys who could pick up any instrument and play it, well. Trumpet, guitar, flute, even drums. I'm still in touch with guys, although Bill is very sick right now. Jim Walker played bass, and was the clown of the group. He and I were both major Zappa and Bonzo Dog Band fans. It wasn't unusual at rehearsals to launch into bits from Billy the Mountain, or start playing Can Blue Men Sing The Whites. Unfortunately, he passed away at a very young age. His was probably the first death of a contemporary I'd even encountered.

The drums were my Ludwig Standard 5-pc in Blue Mist (I typically only used one of the rack toms.) What a terrific kit, and sadly, long gone.

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Jon the flute guy looks like Liberace!

You had some hair. Why did you take it all off?
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My first REAL drum set, a blue sparkle Rogers. Bought it with my own hard-earned bread from Eric Gedalje's House of Drums in Northridge, CA. Probably taken about 1972. Please no negative comments on the sweet 'stach & sideburns.
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One of the best threads I have seen here. These are really cool!
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This is a very early and embarrassing pic as I had just dropped a stick.

My mother was not pleased.
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First live "gig." Probably 16 years old in 1984 using my older brother's set.

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Bored with studio and gigs, so went to Tilden Park Berkeley CA and communed with nature. Playing early set of Pearls. Double bass, triple rack toms and triple floors. 4 zildjians but no hihat
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Awesome pics, thanks for posting.

Ah, those were the days eh?
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Okay, don't laugh....

This was me when I was 11 years old. This was a Kent kit (my first kit) and I had just brought it home - didn't even set it up (or wipe off the dust apparently), but wanted my picture taken with me behind it with the Peter Criss makeup. Ah, youth....

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I'm digging the tom angles!
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Well it certainly wasn't a rim shot.
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My sister just sent me one from her archives circa 1967/68 @ 15-16YO



Trippy to look back at something you didn't know existed. I remember the house and the era like it was yesterday. Music was starting to explode.
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