Yep, I knew guys running down to Seventh Avenue South in NYC every chance they got to see him.Steve Gadd had a huge moment, loved by drummers, artists, producers. He's still much loved and deservedly so, but for a while when I was a teenager, everyone I met, drummer or not, asked me about Steve Gadd.
I wasn't part of the club, but some fellas were growing beards and getting perms, lots of people playing that kit and those heads.... tuning the drums that way. It was remarkable.
Love me some WMP! I've a Gretsch 4157 in WMP that's aged to a beautiful green hue. Just gorgeous.
Ha! That's funny. And true. And Gretsch Piano Black for Boppers.