I try to remember important drummers’ birthdays, and today is Ndugu Chancellor’s birthday! The man has played for everybody, most notably he’s the guy all over Michael Jackson’s hits like “Billy Jean” among others. He would’ve been 68 today, but passed away in 2018 after battling cancer. I was happy to be able to hang with the man at Pro Drum before he passed. He was genuinely interested in my journey as a drummer after I told him I first met him at a clinic in 1982. We chatted for almost an hour just trading drummer jokes at the shop! He is missed.