Memories from a boy growing up in the 50s - his desire to play the drums. Songs on the radio - childhood reflections and early music influences.
Transitioning into the 60s. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, juvenile delinquency, his first drum-set. Experiences as a seventeen year old professional musician. Gigs in sleazy lounges, go-go bars & juke joints. 1967, "The Summer of Love" on the Florida Space Coast. "On The Road" playing music 6 nights a week in Orlando, Pensacola, Atlanta, New York and Key West. U-Haul trailers, guns, M80s, hookah pipes, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Top 40 music. A house gig at The Fiesta and Beach House in Biloxi, Mississippi. A night in the Hattiesburg Jail.
Paying dues, Love, Friendships, Crazy Characters. It was the 60s.
What would have made Notes of a Young Drummer 1966-1969 better?
constant drumming in the background made it unlistenable.
What do you think your next listen will be?
no clue, gotta check the library
What didn’t you like about Michael Welch’s performance?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Notes of a Young Drummer 1966-1969?
if I were producer id have nixed the background drumming. it made the book unlistenable.
Any additional comments?
the drumming in the background made the book unlistenable.