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Old 06-19-2017, 04:23 PM
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Not sure if this belongs in here or in the 'your gear' section. Mods, please move if need be.

Anyone collect drummers autographs? Alternatively, who have you met?

I've not met many of these, but here's who's autograph I have. Pictures to follow later this week:


Joe Morella (Dave Brubeck...Take Five!)

Gene Krupa (No Explanation needed!)

Bobby Graham (UK Session Drummer - You Really Got Me, Glad All Over etc)

Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)

Steve White (Style Council/The Who/Oasis)


Receiving these soon:

Clem Cattini (UK Session Drummer - Telstar....The Wombles :-) )

Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)

Hal Blaine (The Wrecking Crew, no explanation needed Pt 2!)
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I have an acoustic guitar that is signed by:

Robert Cray
Taj Mahal
Danny Gatton (my prize autograph, but it's gone now. Danny wouldn't scratch his name in the wood with the pen like everyone else, he signed it in a Sharpie. Which wore off eventually, curses)
Rory Block
Tommy Conwell
And some local players you probably wouldn't know.

I have a Yamaha keyboard I lent to Peter Tork of the Monkees that he signed.
(he did a show at a bar I played at a lot, with his band at the time. I got a call from the bar owner asking if I had a keyboard to lend) Peter looked like he just rolled out of bed before doing the gig. He was a bit of a dirtbag IMO. Not a very nice man that day.

No drummer autographs. I'd rather someone sign one of my instruments.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:49 PM
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I only have one autographed pic in my music room.

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:08 PM
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I've met way too many drummers and musicians over my 30 years in the LA area. Some I got autographs from, others I just met or hung out with, and a few actually became good friends.

Alex Van Halen [first pro drummer ever met, 1981]
Carmine Appice [first drum clinic, 1984]
Sandy West
Terry Bozzio
Chad Wackerman
Marco Minnemann
Gregg Bissonette
Rick Latham
Billy Ward
Terri Lyne Carrington
Chad Sexton
Longineu "LP" Parsons
Jimmy Chamberlin
Steve Smith
Freddie Gruber
Kenny Wilson [aka Ginger Fish]

Special notation of Bermuda and Nick Menza [RIP], two drummers who actually made a difference in my life.

Also recently inherited a bunch of official artwork autographed by The Rolling Stones. Will have to talk to a conservatory about selling those.

Attaching a few photos, just for fun.
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Recently built frame with signed head.Always glad to play along. Will now start another head.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:23 PM
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The only drummer autograph I got is from Carl Palmer, written on his first (?) LP. He had to read the liner notes and look at the pictures for a good while since he hadn't seen the album in many years! It seemed like it brought back many memories. And gave him a good laugh too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:30 PM
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I have very few celeb autographs, Hal for sure on various handwritten notes, Andy Newmark, Alan White, Glen Sobel, and some fellow Ludwig artists over the last 10 years: Frankie Banali, Ed Shaughnessy, etc.

But I have been lucky enough to shake hands and take some pics (and occasionally become chummy) with some major names like Mitch Mitchell, Chad Smith, Bun E., Bozzio, Carmine, et al.

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Signed sticks from Steve White (Style Council/Paul Weller/The Who/Oasis)

Signed drum head from Alan White (Oasis) and I also own one of his drumkits

Signed clock - Nick Mason (the Pink Floyd one)

Signed Book - Mark Guiliana

Small collection but I don't really ask for autographs. Could have a bigger collection if I did, which I'll probably regret one day.
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None of drummers. Mostly of Rugby players of the 90s. We used to get them down to our club for a fun day when I was little. My favourite is Jason Leonard. Just because it's Jason Leonard...

Pretty niche, I know...
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I also have 2 drum heads, and a pair of sticks, and a DVD signed by George "Spanky" McCurdy.
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I have very few autographs, I don't really collect them. And I've met way too many musicians and entertainment people to name, but here are a couple things I have signed:

-Personalized signed photo of Joey Kramer (Aerosmith).

-Signed CD & Concert ticket from Kittie (They are close personal friends so I don't know if that counts.

-Signed Joe Calato "JC" Model drumsticks.

-Signed CD by Rob Zombie.

Idk, probably some other stuff, but like I said, I'm not a huge collector.

I do have some rare drumsticks, not signed, but rare.

Pair of Regal Tip Lars Ulrich 5B Elite (mid-90's).
Pair of Zildjian John Tempesta "zombie era" sticks.
2 pair Vater Tommy Lee models (prototypes never mass produced, as he never officially switched to Vater).
Pair of concert used Ringo Starr Pro Mark sticks.
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:30 PM
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I have a small number of autographs, the newer models of artists making money mean that they can often be had for paying a few pounds extra when buying a new CD etc. Which isn't quite as much fun.
In my "collection".

A flyer for the 1984 Metro Radio Jazz Festival signed by George Melly. No interest when put on eBay at even £5. I got this myself.

A copy of the Repression album by Trust signed by Nono and Moho and a tattier album cover only, signed by them in felt tip. I bought the first myself after an instore signing session, a friend got the other done for me.

A postcard signed by the entire band that I paid extra for when I bought the Level 42 Live From The Metropolis Studios DVD and CD set.

A postcard signed by Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson that came with the deluxe version of the Homo Erraticus album I bought.

A signed copy of the latest Classical Jethro Tull album, again I paid the extra to get it.

A personalised signature from Neal X (of Sigue Sigue Sputnik) for crowdfunding his Montecristos album.

A drumhead signed by Nico McBrain, along with photographic evidence, and Gavin Harrison.

A Gold spray painted hard hat (don't ask) signed by Gavin Harrison.

3 of Pete ray Biggin's Pro Mark 717 sticks from two different Level 42 gigs.

I've also got Mark King's signature (Level 42 bass player) on three seperate items. A copy of their Live At Reading CD that I bought off eBay recently, on the 12" limited edition hand numbered Sirens single from about 3 years back, and the most exciting one for me is the one on the Live On The Isle Of Wight DVD that I bought about 12 or even more years back. I hadn't realised what a cottage industry things were for him at the time so when it came in the post with a short message personalised to me I was knocked out.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:56 AM
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Some great replies here, I did initially mean drummers autographs only but there's no rules and some interesting answers! I think so far the gold spray painted hat by Gavin Harrison is the winner!

Pictures of mine below. I bought Gene Krupa's on ebay for £30 ish (on the reverse side is The Andrews Sisters signatures!), and I wrote to Charlie Watts for his. The Joe Morello + Bobby Graham autographs weren't intended - I bought a programme of Dave Brubeck's on eBay and was pleasantly surprised to see Joe Morello's signature inside. Likewise, just bought Bobby Graham's biography on eBay, no mention of it being signed in the listing so it was a nice surprise when it arrived and I turned to the first page.

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Another few I just remembered. Rufus Taylor of The Darkness (Roger Taylor's son) and Daniel Glass (Royal Crown Revue)

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Old 06-21-2017, 06:04 PM
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Thank you PW Carbert.
At this point it would be impolite not to tell you how it all came about.
A previous band used to play YMCA as the penultimate song of the night, complete with Police hat, Sailor hat, Native American Headress and Construction Worker's helmet. I joked that it would be good if I could be the construction worker and have a cowbell on my helmet to play that with my right hand during the choruses. Low and behold our guitarist made it for me, and a couple of years later when Gavin Harrison came to town to do a clinic I thought it would be a great idea to combine his sublime talent with my ridiculous headwear.
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Finally completed my collection. Taken a while but everything is there now - only one of the signatures is fake (bought a repro off eBay), everything else is genuine.

From the top down:

Clem Cattini, Hal Blaine, Bobby Graham
Charlie Watts, Gene Krupa, Joe Morello
Paul Cook, Ringo Starr, Mick Avory
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I have only one autograph from a drummer.
It's my signed ticket by Buddy from the filming of the Boston Pops.
I wouldn't know how to display it because the info is on one side and the sig is on the other.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:48 PM
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I have only one autograph from a drummer.
It's my signed ticket by Buddy from the filming of the Boston Pops.
I wouldn't know how to display it because the info is on one side and the sig is on the other.
They make revolving frames ( google ).

Or you can make your own, try this.......


https://youtu.be/qxQJZ5HQPho
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:55 PM
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Not really my bag, but I had a few things a buddy gifted me. One was a picture at a Zildjian factory with Dave Tough and one was a signed drum head by Bill Bruford.
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I made this two sided frame that flips over to show another photo on the other side. You can also get free standing acrylic frames that are clear on both sides.
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I've only ever been this close to one famous drummer, and I've only got this picture to prove it - no autographs. But I like to think for having done it only once, I did it right.
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I have just one: Johnny Vidacovich. Peace and goodwill.
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I learn new things every day!

Maybe I just don't pay enough attention, but a reversible picture frame has never been in my mind!
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I used to have a ton of autographs when I was younger.

But then a drum teacher told me don't be a fan, but a contemporary if you want to make it.

So I stopped asking for autographs. I tried to be one of them, not a fanboy.

Of course, that didn't work out for me. But I've not gone back to asking for autographs, with a few exceptions.

There are some well-known drummers I've known for over 20 years, but I have no proof.

Who've I met? I've lost track of them all.

Between working in music retail for years and years, having gone to PIT, being a drummer in Los Angeles and just living in Los Angeles, I've met countless well-known drummers.

A few autographs I do have:
Neil Peart from a clinic in 1992
Steve Smith signed several Journey Viny albums when he did a clinic in 1992.


The last autograph I got was I had a big Scott Rockenfield Tama posted from the early 90's, and a few years ago he was in town and signing autographs at a local music store, and so since I already had the poster, I thought it would be cool to have him sign it. He was actually impressed I had it because he didn't have a copy of that particular poster himself. lol
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Here is my ''first'' lists of Jazzmen 'autographes'.. Ciao fabio.,.-

, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DDLperoDvM

All the Autographes are signed by each-single Jazzmen present in this page list. The ‘disign-drawing’ of the instruments are made by the same Jazzmen playing his-own instruments..
Please let me know.. fabiodrummy@gmail.com Ciao fabio.

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1a–pietro tonolo,sax, giovanni tommaso,cb live at Roma, 24′ october1985 -drawing of sax,, contrabbasso
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1-mel lewis,dr,, benny bailey,tr,, and few other autographes of the
sidemen-big band.live at Roma, saturday 7′ september-1985
-drawing of..drums,,trumpets,,sax,,piano,,trombones,,bass
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2-eric van lier, tb from the same ‘Mel Lewis’ big band, live at
Roma, saturday, 7′ september-1985. -drawing of ,trombone -
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3-woody shaw,tr-5t,,milgrew miller,p,,stafford james.cb,,steve
turre,tb+shells,,tony ridus,dr..live at Roma, friday 18′
february-1983- -drawing of trombone
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3.a-pepper adams,sax-bar live at Roma, sunday, 20′ october1985-
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-4-5-6-don pullen,p,,george adams,s,,cameron brown,b,,dannie
richmond,dr live at Roma, 24′ october-1985-
-drawing of..piano,, contrabbasso,, drums-
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-7-8-9-kenny barron,p,, charlie rouse,sax,, buster williams,cb ,, ben
riley,dr..live at Roma, sunday, 17′ november-1985-
-drawing of .piano,,sax,,contabbasso,, drums-
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9.b-kenny barron,p ,, joe henserson,sax ,, freddie hubbard,tr ,, ron
carter,cb .. tony williams,dr ,Superband 5t, Roma Jazz
Festival, 9′ july-1982 *extra by charlie haden,cb …
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10-cedar walton,p ..david williams,cb ..billy higgins,dr ..live at
''music inn club'' Roma, saturday, 1' february-1986-
-drawing of ..piano,, drums -
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10.a-chick corea,p ,, miroslav vitous,cb ,, roy haynes,dr .
..live in genova ,Italy, monday, 25' july-1982-
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11.a-11.b-11-c-11.d-monty alexander,p ,,charnett moffett,cb ,,
ed thigpen,dr ..live at Roma, monday, 3”march-1986-
-drawing of ..drums-
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11.f-paul motian,dr ,, jim pepper,sax ,, joe lovano,sax ,, ed
shuller,cb ,, bill frisell,cht ..live at ''music inn'' Roma, saturday
29' october1983--drawing of..sax,, sax,, basso,, guitar-
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12-henry 'sweet' edison, tr live at ''mississipi jazz club'' Roma,
saturday 19' april-1986 -drawing of ..trumpet -
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12.b-joe farrell,sax ,, jo.ann.brackeen,p ,, clinton huston,cb ,,
'beaver' harris,dr ..live at , Roma saturday 12′ november-1983…
-drawing of ..piano,, sax,, contrabbasso,, drums-
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13-13.a-13.b-elvin jones,dr ,, sonny fortune.sax ,,fumio karashima,p
,,andy.mc.kee,cb .live at ”teatro Olimpico” Roma saturday 26′
april-1986- -drawing of ..sax,, contrabbasso,, piano-
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14-sun rΰ,,’ arkestra ‘,,john gilmore,sax ,, marshall allen,sax ,,
clifford jarvis,dr ..and many other sidemen ‘autographes’ ,, live at
''music inn'' Roma, 21' november-1983-
-drawing of ..trumpet,, trombone,, contrabbasso,, drums''sticks''-
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14.a-14.b-14.c-14.d-pharoah sanders,sax ,, kirk lightzey,p ,, reggie
johnson,cb ,, billy kaye,dr- live at ''teatro''Olimpico'' Roma
saturday 10' may-1986-
-drawing of ..sax,, contabbasso,, piano,, drums-
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14-e-Timeless-All-Stars,, bobby hutcherson,vbr ,, george cables,p ,,
herbie lewis,cb ,, harold land,sax ,, curtis fuller,tb ,, louis
hayes,dr ,. live at ''teatro-'Sperimentale' in Ancona ,,Italy,,
monday 28' november-1983-..
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15-15.a-15.b-benny golson,sax ,,art farmer,tr ,,curtis fuller,tb
,,mickey tucker,p ,, ray drummond,cb ,,billy hart,.dr..
''The Jazzette'', live at Roma monday 26′ may-1986-
-drawing of ..sax,, contrabbasso-
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15.c-abbey lincoln,vcl-trio,, james waitman,p ,, bill johnson,cb ,,
marc johnson.dr.. live at Roma monday 16′ january-1984-
-drawing of ..piano ,,contrabbasso ,,drums-
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16-max roach,dr ,, cecil bridgewater.tr ,, odean pope,sax ,, tyron
brown,cb ,,‘guest’-TONY SCOTT,clarino live at Roma, 22′
february-1984- -drawing of..drums ,,trumpet ,,contrabbasso-
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17-mc.coy.tyner,p ,, gary bartz,sax ,, john lee.basso ,, john
blake,violino ,, wilby fletcher,dr ..’guest’ essiet ‘ogush’ essiet,
contrabbasso,, live at Roma saturday 10′ march-1984-
-drawing of ..piano ,,basso ,,violino ,,sax ,,contrabbasso-
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18-sir-roland hanna,p ”Super Trio” ron carter,cb ,, tony
williams,dr ..live at ”teatro”Olimpico” Roma friday 23”march-1984-
-drawing of ..piano-
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19-larry coryell,cht TRIO, alphonse mouzon,dr ,, bunny
brunell,.basso live at ''music inn club'' in Roma 4′april-1984-
-drawing of ..guitar ,,basso ,,drums-
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-20-20.a-20.b-carmen.mc.rae, vcl -trio,, pat,??.piano ,,
john??.contrabbasso ,, donald bailey,drums ..live at Roma saturday 27′ october-1984-
-x-drawing of ..piano ,,contrabbasso ,,drums-

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Finally completed my collection. Taken a while but everything is there now - only one of the signatures is fake (bought a repro off eBay), everything else is genuine.

From the top down:

Clem Cattini, Hal Blaine, Bobby Graham
Charlie Watts, Gene Krupa, Joe Morello
Paul Cook, Ringo Starr, Mick Avory
Is the Ringo the repro?
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I'd kill for a Bonham signature.
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