W.S. Holland with Carl Perkins

Modern Drummer was saddened to hear of the passing of W.S. Holland on September 23, at the age of eighty-five. Holland was one of the architects of rock ’n’ roll, first with Carl Perkins, and then with Johnny Cash, who he worked with for nearly fifty years.

To read more about the drummer, check out this feature from 2017 on the album Great Drums at Sun, in which we spoke to the famed drummer as well as with his contemporary J.M. Van Eaton.