Roy Burns

Roy Burns played drums for several big names in swing and jazz including Benny Goodman with whom he recorded with during the 1950’s. Roy later provided clinics for Rogers Drums in music stores around the country and published several method books. His association with drum companies resulted in his introduction to NAMM, where Roy became a regular attendee.  Along the way Roy developed a unique line of drum products, most notably the Aquarian drumhead. Few people are as passionate about music making the way Roy was!  He had a caring way about him that endeared and drew both the veteran professional to the young student to him.

Interview Date:
July 24, 2004
Date of Birth:
November 30, 1935
Deceased Date:
May 2, 2018
Job Title:
Musician, Founder
Company:
Aquarian Drumheads

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