Specifications are on many pages, and a few manufacturing notes such as not Leedy lacquered shells, etc. A biography of Billy Gladstone with special emphasis on his inventions and accomplishments.
The author has been gathering info on Gladstone's life and drums since the early 1980s; this is the best way to answer all your questions about Gladstone drums! Gier spent five years on the research for this 42-page book.
Here is a hard rock memoir – essentially an authorized bio on the endearing British rock band Humble Pie – as told from the drum throne and backstage hallways during the emerging days of the Seventies classic rock era.
In 1969, Jerry Shirley was chosen to drum in a new band led by Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton. Along with bassist Greg Ridley, and manager Dee Anthony, the Pie started a 6-year journey that stormed the US and defined Arena Rock – bigger sound, bigger contracts, and bigger parties.
; As Told To Larry Gara Catalog #KS 5.5x8.5 .00 The autobiography of the famous New Orleans drummer that has inspired drummers from Gene Krupa to Steve Smith.
8.5"x11" paperback, 177 pages Catalog #CW .00 Compiled by Rob Cook. A brief biography of George Way, followed by a reproduction of his vendor directory; personal notes from George to himself about where he got brass, felt, etc.
in this complete business history of Leedy from the founding in 1900 through the years as the World's largest drum company and ultimate demise at the hands of the Conn company. Excellent gift or coffee-table book; primarily photos spanning Krupa's career.
Italian Vintage Drums and Cymbals by Luca Luciano Rebeats is not stocking this title, but wanted to call it to the attention of our customers.
Among Gier's well-documented conclusions: -Gretsch serial numbers through the era studied consist of three sequences.
(The guide explains how to determine which sequence your drum is from.) -It is possible to quite accurately project how many total serial numbered round-badge drums were produced by Gretsch.