I had the honor of meeting Dom on five different occasions starting in 1984 and 1985 in clinic with Billy Cobham for Tama and Zildjian. To this day, I can't forget how much impact Dom had in both his communication and playing/teaching methods with the attendees. He is truly one of our modern teaching masters. RIP DON.
I hate it when people have to go. Especially people like Dom that inspire you. It's such a lonely depressing feeling. I try not to dwell on it but it follows me. People say take the good and move forward which is all you CAN do but still .
Amazing drummer. He will be sorely missed. When I was in high school, one of our music teachers brought his jazz band in to play and meet with those of us from stage band. His drummer was Dom! This was the mid 70’s. He turned me on to a wooden base beater that I used for years with my Slingerland kit. Through the years, I had seen him perform both live and on video, but meeting him in high school was something I will always remember. Rest in peace…
a tribute the UK drum show did for dom, as he was due to be compereing some of the drum show activities. there was one at the main entrance, one at the sabian stand, and pictures dotted on electronic screens all over.