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August 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 8

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Articles in August 1983

Concepts

Rumors

Rumors abound in the music business. They seem to spring from everywhere, adding confusion to an already confusing business. These rumors must come from someplace, although individuals rarely admit to starting them. One way rumors get started is when a…

By Roy Burns
Jan 5, 2018
Up & Coming

Adam Shendal: Working Vegas

Vegas. It’s a word that conjures a succession of freeze-frame images: The glittering marquees that boast some of the world’s most dynamic performers; the smoke filled but lavishly decorated gambling casinos; the million-watt color of Las Vegas Boulevard, known as…

By Robert Barnelle
Jan 5, 2018
Features

Fran Christina's T-Bird Rhythms

The Fabulous Thunderbirds are the real thing alright. Hailing (both literally and spiritually) from Southwest Texas (Austin, to be specific), the T-Birds seem to sum up the earthy spirit of the entire Gulf Coast region, playing axle grease fried blues…

By Chip Stern
Jan 5, 2018
Features

Mark Herndon: Rockin' Alabama

Every musician dreams of finding just the "right" band to join, but after meeting the other members of Alabama for the first time, Mark Herndon was glad that they didn’t hire him. My mother worked as a receptionist at a…

by Rick Mattingly
Jan 5, 2018
Features

Airto

As Airto takes the stage, his presence fills the room. The large and powerful looking man appears almost gruff, unwelcoming, austere, intimidating at initial glance. But then the second glance, his eyes sparkling as he offers his first warm and…

by Robyn Flans
Jan 5, 2018
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August 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 8

Airto Moreira, Mark Herndon, Fran Christina, Bill Maxwell, Carl Palmer, Neil Peart, Steve Smith, Yogi Horton, Eric Carr, Ellie Mannette

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 1983
Features

Bill Maxwell A Gift Of Music

To deem Bill Maxwell a "Christian drummer" is a half-truth at best. The implication is similar in effect to calling someone a "blues drummer" or a "country drummer. " It imposes limitations. Bill Maxwell stands out as one of the…

By Scott K. Fish | Photos by Rick Malkin
Jan 5, 2018
Portraits

Bruno Carr

Bruno Carr is not a household name with most drummers. But if you could ask Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Michael Franks, Aretha Franklin, Monte Alexander, Stanley Turrentine, Roy Ayers or King Curtis who Bruno Carr is,…

By Jeff Fish
Jan 5, 2018

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