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The Drum Book

A History of the Rock Drum Kit

By Geoff Nicholls

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The Drum Book (A History of the Rock Drum Kit). Reference. Softcover. 144 pages. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331993).

ISBN 0879309407. 8.5x11 inches.

The Drum Book tells the story of the rock drum kit, from the moment Ringo Starr began to thrash his Ludwigs to the diverse styles of today's players. This expanded and updated edition celebrates in loving detail the music and the drummers that inspired change and invention, and in doing so, changed the sound of music forever.