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Articles in June 1982

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

June 1982 - Volume 6 • Number 4

Max Roach, Keith Moon, Vic Firth, Joe Vitale, Chris Parker, Sonny Greer, Mickey Curry, Butch Ballard, Billy Hart, Hal Blaine, Buddy Rich, Rick Marotta, Elvin Jones

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 1982

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

Rock Charts — "The Long Run"

This month's Rock Chart features

Transcribed by James Morton
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

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

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

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

In Memoriam: Sonny Greer

Drive uptown on Broadway in Manhattan on a Monday night.

by Cheech Iero
Sep 21, 2017