It’s a fairly safe bet that, if you took a poll to find the single drum book that has been used by the largest number of drummers, Stick Control, by George Lawrence Stone, would be the easy winner. Perhaps there is no other book that can be applied so easily to so many different types of playing, be it rock, jazz, classical, or rudimental drumming, and this idea is validated by drummers from all of those fields who have referred to Stick Control as the drummers' bible. But for all of the drummers who have studied from and struggled with the book, very few seem to know anything about the book's author, George Lawrence Stone. A few people we asked had a vague idea that he might have been a rudimental drummer; others thought of Stone as primarily being a teacher and author; a couple of people thought that he was actually more of a xyloph