He first got the kit with Kiki Dee I see, and it was originally a 2-up 2-down setup.
Yes, I see that "custom made" ride you refer to, above the 14 inch tom. It had quite a distinctive tone to it...
Your husband was one of the many underrated greats, and he is still missed.
Also the identical white Cortex Ludwig (with Granitone interiors) kit he had when he first joined Hall and Oates, and recorded "Livetime" with. Then replaced with the aforementioned kit in 1978.
That same kit he got while with Elton to record the "Blue Moves" album and subsequent "Louder Than...
Some selections from his 1978 opus "A Biography", when he was in his brief "glam rock" phase and was known as Johnny Cougar.
Which for reasons unknown the album was only released in Australia and the UK. This was also the album that "I Need A Lover" was originally recorded for.
Not sure if this from the Memphis show, but around the same time. Roger's drums he was using with Hookfoot. He would get the massive Thermogloss Walnut kit in his post-Hookfoot era, when he would play for the Kiki Dee Band. Also surprised he used a Supraphonic as well, I mainly familiarize him...
A bonus 5:
1st one, being the first lineup of LRB in 1975. Ric Formosa and Roger McLachlan instead of David Briggs and McArdle.
I like Derek's bass drum head. He played Sonor Drums thru his tenure with LRB.
Entering the John Farnham era:
Good call, I thought about posting that one. Derek makes some good use of his Syndrums in it.
Worth noting the late Glenn Frey was a big fan of the LRB. Even appeared on tour with them in 1988. As expected, they did some Eagles tunes.