In Memoriam Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

In Memoriam

Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

Precision Drum Company Founder George Folchi Passes

George Folchi Sr., founder of the Precision Drum Company, passed away on March 5 at the age of eighty-five. Folchi started Precision Drum Company in 1961. As a young drummer, Folchi desired to recover his own drums. After some research,…

Mar 8, 2012

In Memoriam: Willie “Big Eyes??? Smith

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, one of the great practitioners of a true American art form, was lost to blues fans around the world when he passed on September 16, 2011. The harmonica player, drummer, singer, and composer, who gained international…

Oct 26, 2011