Thursday, November 25, 2010

Little Drummer Boy

Keith Moon is ultimately the greatest drummer in rock & roll. He put so much energy and focus into playing the drums. During live performances he'd toss his drum sticks in the air and catch them effortlessly and sometimes even knock his drum kit over. Once he put explosives in the bass drum of his kit when the Who performed on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, in 1967. Keith always put on a show when he drummed. He had many different drum kits but his use of two bass drums was his trade mark. You didn't see too many drummers in the 60s have two bass drums.

1964-1965 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl Kit

1965-1966 Premier Single Bass Drum Kit

1966-1967 Premier Double Bass Kit

I have this same shirt!

1967-1968 Premier Pictures Of Lily Kit

1968-1970 Premier Champagne Silver Kit

1970-1973 Premier Black Kit

1970-1971 Zickos

1973-1974 Premier Double Tom Row Kits

1975-1976 Premier Cream/White Kits

(,, flickr)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Add Some Music To Your Day

I love this song, I can listen to it over and over and never get sick of it. The drums and guitars are amazing!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

"There were only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway."
-Paul McCartney

"Chaos is a friend of mine."
-Bob Dylan

"We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells."
-Paul McCartney

"To me, as long as we've known each other, I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was that he could work in an area two foot square and give a very exciting performance."
-Keith Richards

'The movement you need is on your shoulder.'

"I love John's songs, In the Beatles if you said it was one of your songs, it basically meant it was your idea. So Eleanor Rigby was my song, but John helped me finish it. A Day In The Life was his song, but I helped him finish it. He came up with 'I read the news today' and I came up with 'he blew his mind out in a car.'"
-Paul McCartney

" She's all around me, you know. And everybody I know knows her and remembers her. And so I talk a lot about her."
-Paul McCartney

"A Friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."
-Jim Morrison

photos-Barrie Wentzall, Bob Gruen,, Fanpix, Morrison Hotel Gallery, Flickr, David Bailey