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EP 47 - The History of Working Drummers pt 2: 1960 - Today with Dr. Matt Brennan

Updated: May 17, 2020

(You do not need to have listened to part 1 to enjoy this episode) Part 2 covers the role of working drummers starting in the 1960's with session drummers, then Rock and Roll superstar drummers, through the 80's monster drumsets and up to modern times.

Matt is a brilliant historian and educator, and he brings us a very fun and relaxed conversation about this amazing history of how drummers survived and worked throughout history. We cover interesting bits such as why you cant copyright a drum beat, why you drummers rarely get as much writing credits as other musicians, and how things slowly changed over time.

We are discussing chapter 5 of Matts book "Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit". You can purchase the book here:

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Matt will be speaking at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show, I will post more details on social media as it draws closer. He was supposed to speak at the 2020 show but that was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Part 1 is episode 36, go back and check it out if you haven't listened yet. You will love it! ( )

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