Drums

Stan Buswell had owned and operated several businesses when his teenage son, John, took an interest in the drums.  Stan decided to open a small shop, which his son helped establish in Pittsburgh.  They called it Drum World!  John took a few years to pursue his musical career after school and...
Billy Butler started in the early 1960s singing with the Merseybeats group, The Tuxedos, having also sang with The Merseybeats and even performed on the same stage as The Beatles. He soon became a celebrity in Liverpool, becoming the resident DJ at the Cavern and working with Bob Wooler. He went on...
Graham Butterworth has spent a few decades in the British music industry. He has worked with both retailers and suppliers alike and has witnessed first hand changes to the industry that have impacted the music business. Along the way he has also developed many life long friends. Graham was one of...
Joe Calato is the inventor of the nylon-tipped drumstick, who turned the small idea of preserving his favorite sticks into an industry success story. He formed Regal Tip to produce his unique line of drumsticks and over the years extended the products to include brushes. The Classic (583R)...
Don Canedy was a beloved band director and professor at Southern Illinois University before being hired by the Roger’s Drum Company in 1961. Don played drums beginning at the age of 10 and was a perfect fit for the company’s Educational Director. Just prior to his job at Roger’s, which at the time...
Mike Capalbo worked as manager at Downey Music which was started by his dad, Nate Capalbo.  The family owned and operated, Downey Music was established in 1952 when Nate left La Habra Music.  Mike recalls how his father, Nate, used his passion for music and some financial help from his parents, to...
Lou Capece began selling musical products in the 1960s and has since become one of the industry’s largest musical instrument wholesale distributors. One of the successes of the company has been the development of their self-branded instruments with names well known around the world today, such as...
Frank Capp .always fancied himself a jazz drummer, although he successfully played many styles of music. As a session player in Los Angeles, Frank played on many hit recordings, among them, "The Beat Goes On" and "I Got You Babe" with Sonny and Cher. He led big bands and played in small groups with...
Keith Carlock looks forward to providing in-store clinics for music retailers because it gives him the opportunity to talk to the young musician just as they are getting started.  Having been inspired by such clinics when he was a kid, Keith takes pride in conveying his passion for playing and his...
Chuggy Carter has performed drums and percussion for a number of top performers over his long and fascinating career.  Equally noted to his musicianship by those who worked with Chuggy is his smile and approachable personality.  “Part of my job is to create a relaxing situation for the performers...

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