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As Memories Fade
Crash, Bang, Wallop! charts the development of drums and their effect on the UK rock and pop music scene, during the second half of the twentieth century. A central thread running through the book is Ivor Arbiter’s influence on the British drumming scene. The book describes the various marques that he imported, marketed and, in three notable cases, created. Descriptions and potted histories of some of the other key brands available over the period are provided, even where they were bitter competitors with Ivor’s businesses.
Bob’s dual qualifications of having been a pro drummer since rock was born, plus having sold the things, has given him a unique insight into the development of the modern drum set. Crash, Bang, Wallop! shares his knowledge and experiences in a highly readable package that even non-drummers will appreciate.
Enjoy the ride, seen through the eyes of a professional drummer with over 50 years on the stool, who has also retailed them, developed them and written about them.
About the author
Bob Henrit has been a professional drummer since the 1960s, working with (among others) Argent, the Kinks, Roger Daltrey, Don McLean and many more. In 1992 he received the coveted Ivor Novello Award for services to music. He still writes regularly about drums, sadly no longer for Melody Maker, but for Rhythm, Modern Drummer, Rimshot, Drum! and various other online magazines around the world. He is currently working on several multi-media projects including ‘Crash, Bang, Wallop’ an info-tainment about drums, drummers and drumming. Nigel Constable has been a gigging drummer since 1972, but stabilised his career by moving into computing in 1977. Over the last 30 years he has worked in banking automation, and prior to his (semi) retirement in 2019 he was Operations and Technical Director for one of Europe’s leading cash machine networks.