MY DRUM PHOTO ARCHIVE IS NOW AVAIL FOR DL

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*updated: more links 4 - 2019

to refresh everyone's memory, i have a bunch of drum pics that i've mostly found online that were meant to be used for a couple of sites i was working on, but i just don't have the time to do them and i hate to just delete them, so i'm offering them to all on the drum forums for free.

i tried to save the best quality pics while others are a little smaller but they're still cool. use'em for whatever you want to.

the links below should take you to each photo album were you can DL the albums or the pics in each album. the links below are hardly visable (this site shows the links in blue, for me anyway) and you might see some drum forum member pics (i had asked to use them years ago)

this will be avail as long as google allows it to be free, so people should be able to DL for years.

**LOTS MORE TO COME. i will update this post with new links added to the bottom of the list.

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= 1800's - 30's pics:

= 40's - 50's pics:

= 60's pics:

=70's pics:

= 80's:

= buddy rich 1:

= buddy rich 2:

= keith moon:

= beatles on drums:

= art blakey / ray mckinley:

= gene krupa 1:

= gene krupa 2:

= louie bellson:
 
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I was a able to download a pic....thanks.

I'm curious as to what the item is between his hi hat and rack tom? It looks like a giant pepper shaker. :D

buddy on genes kit.jpg
 

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Who is the little kid? I was thinking it was a young Buddy but it sure (hair and shoes) looks like a girl. His daughter?
 

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Who is the little kid? I was thinking it was a young Buddy but it sure (hair and shoes) looks like a girl. His daughter?
"Traps" was indeed Buddy Rich around age 4 I believe.

"Wunderkind"

The hair style was appropriate for the early 20th century.

Kinda looks like Phil Lesch's haircut circa 1967. Lol
 

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It’s the bottom of a light ala Krupa, who projected huge shadow figures on a back wall/screen while played. Must have gotten pretty hot up there.

Ah right, that makes sense, thanks. I remember that effect, obviously before pyrotechnics were used. :) And yes, hot for sure. Even a couple par 54 cans from 20 feet weren't much fun on stage. That thing looks like a search light.
 

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It’s the bottom of a light ala Krupa, who projected huge shadow figures on a back wall/screen while played. Must have gotten pretty hot up there.
Good catch-I just downloaded that pic and the "save as" came up as "buddy on genes kit"...!

Now we know why these guys were sweating so much-besides the full (wool?) suits and ties-they were frying them up close with spotlights!
 

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Since the pics are Buddy Rich pics...

A little more on "Traps the Drum Wonder"

Link to a Buddy performance of "Stars and Stripes Forever" at age 12-

 

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Buddy’s parents kept him looking as immature as possible - the clothes, the haircut, and the ever-bigger bass drum - because that was his niche. He was supporting his family from age 2, was on Broadway at 4, and was the 2nd highest paid child entertainer at age 15. It is suggested that this early responsibility led to his never having a childhood and his adult temper on less-than-perfect musicians.
 

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Buddy’s parents kept him looking as immature as possible - the clothes, the haircut, and the ever-bigger bass drum - because that was his niche.
Yep, and he hated it. Especially the Buster Brown haircut.
 
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