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Whether or not you recognize the name, you’ve likely heard his drumming. Since the 1970s he’s sold more than 30 million records, including the 1977 hit “Supernature.” TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99…

by Martin Patmos
Mar 31, 2020

Bruce Rowland

Bruce Rowland racked up numerous recording and touring credits through his extensive work in the pop, folk, blues-rock, and rock worlds.

by Will Romano
Aug 26, 2019

Procol Harum's B.J. Wilson

Most who experienced his playing first-hand—including Jimmy Page, who nearly nabbed him for Led Zeppelin—believed he was one of the best drummers who ever lived.

by Patrick Berkery
Jul 31, 2019

Howard Grimes

He might not share quite the same name recognition as some of his contemporaries, but his deep grooves grace many of the heaviest and most well-known soul recordings of all time. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

by Patrick Berkery | Photos by Nathan Black
Feb 21, 2018

Lee Goodness

Curtis Mayfield was unlike any other soul artist, and the job of servicing his timeless grooves was a unique challenge, especially during the dawn of electronic drums. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99…

by Drew Schultz
Feb 16, 2018

What Do You Know About…Bob Henrit?

His recent autobiography tells a fascinating tale of rock ’n’ roll survival, navigating ups and downs and twists and turns with seminal British acts like Argent and the Kinks. As usual, constant work and artistic growth provide the fuel for…

Modern Drummer
Mar 8, 2017

What Do You Know About...Connie Kay

Widely admired for his long tenure with the influential Modern Jazz Quartet, Connie Kay made equally important contributions as a house drummer for Atlantic Records in the early 1950s, when he laid down a long list of historic tracks that…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

What Do You Know About…Frank De Vito

His story—which includes work with some of the most iconic artists of all time—is a timeless lesson in providing exactly what’s needed, and being open to whatever fate sends your way. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017