June 1982 – Volume 6 • Number 4


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Articles in June 1982

Rock Charts — "The Long Run"

This month's Rock Chart features

Transcribed by James Morton
Sep 21, 2017

Up And Coming: Hall & Oates' Mickey Curry

Although Mickey Curry is not a household name, except in his hometown of Guilford, Connecticut, his years of training and perseverance have landed him in the seat with Hall and Oates, one of the hottest bunds recording today. Curry's hard-hitting,…

by Ed Fogarty
Sep 21, 2017

Portraits: Butch Ballard

Far from being an overnight success, Butch Ballard, like many prominent figures in the music business, sprang from very humble beginnings. Born in 1918, he spent his early years in the rough and often impersonal streets of Philadelphia. But Butch…

By Sharon Geller and John Earl Maberry
Sep 21, 2017

In Memoriam: Sonny Greer

Drive uptown on Broadway in Manhattan on a Monday night.

by Cheech Iero
Sep 21, 2017

Show & Studio — Chris Parker: A Day In The Life of a Studio Drummer

Ever wonder what an average day is like in the life of a studio drummer? MD thought it might be interesting to spend a full day with Chris Parker, one of New York's busiest session players, to get a feel…

by Cheech Iero
Sep 21, 2017

Joe Vitale: Full Spectrum

Joe Vitale is a drummer, because, he laughed, "I'm Italian and my mom has pots and pans at home. That's why most drummers are Italian. You ever notice that? I would say 75% of the drummers are Italian and the…

by Robyn Flans
Sep 21, 2017

Vic Firth: Beyond The Classical Stereotype

Musicians are often thought to have the same characteristics as the music they play. If we accept that premise, then in order to get an impression of a member of the Boston Symphony, we might first look at the music…

by Rick Mattingly
Sep 21, 2017

The History of Rock Drumming: Part 1 - The Blues Influence

This is not the definitive statement on drums, drumming and drummers in the Fifties. I hope that the readers will take it upon themselves to search out the records I've used in this article. Most of them are out of…

by Scott K. Fish
Sep 21, 2017

Keith Moon Remembered

  Keith Moon gave us laughs, he gave us music, and he gave us himself. There was no Moon without us, the audience. Here was a man who pitched drumsticks happily from the stage and made beautiful, bug-eyed faces, who…

By T. Bruce Wittet With special thanks to Phil Evans
Sep 21, 2017