John quit the business around '79 when he was never properly paid for Frampton Comes Alive. He became an EMT in New York. His co-workers never even knew he was the same guy that was on the biggest selling live album of all time.John Siomos is one of my all-time favorite drummers, and a guy you NEVER hear about. I understand he passed away in 2004--what a shame. It's almost impossible to find photos of his drums, and I always wondered what color his Luddies were--I always thought they were black! Would love to see more on this great drummer. Even Frampton was trying to track him down at the time of his passing. Thanks DolFan54 for posting this!
Here's another clip of Show Me The Way from '75. This clip shows a lot more of John and his kit. If you pause it near the end of the song it sure looks like a 26" bass drum to me.Is that kick a 26? I always thought that his kick had a very Bonhamesque sound when he played with Frampton. I always liked his playing on "Show Me the Way," didn't realize that he played on "Hello, It's Me." That's one of my favorite drum tracks.