Started playing drums at
the age of three, sat in with Dizzy Gillespie when he was 11 and, after
extensive study and a stint in the Army, Gadd became an important studio
An innovative, aggressive
drummer, Simon Phillips embarked on his musical career at an early age.
He showed affinity for the drums quickly — beginning with a toy drum kit
at age four, moving on to a snare and cymbal set at six; by age 12.
The most recorded drummer,
apearing on over 4000 albums in his 57 year carea.
By the age of 11, Buddy
Rich was the second highest paid child star in the world, after Jackie
Coogan, and he toured throughout the United States with his own showband.