Vintage Room

“Online e-magazine Vintage Drums – Legendary Sounds, presented by Nick Hopkin” to be hosted at The UK Drum Show 2017.

Online publisher & vintage drum expert Nick Hopkin will appear in a dedicated vintage room at this year’s The UK Drum Show. Nick will be displaying a variety of rare and vintage drums for visitors to view and within this dedicated room for yester years, will be some of the most iconic drums from British music history.

Watch this space with further details on what will be on show this September.

Nick Hopkins MD
Oasis Ludwig Drum Kit
Photo Credit: Andy Anderson, Drumshop 

Oasis Ludwig Drum Kit

Come and see the 1960’s Ludwig drum kit that belonged to, and was used by Alan White on the Oasis Album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ It was Oasis’ most commercially successful album selling in excess of 20 million copies Worldwide. The kit dates to the mid 60’s in a stunning Black Diamond, configuration 22,13,16.

Manic Street Preachers Drums

Manic Street Preachers Yamaha Drum Kit

Come and see the vintage Yamaha 9000 drum kit that belongs to, and was used by Sean Moore on the first 2 Manic Street Preachers albums, ‘Generation Terrorists’ and ‘Gold Against the Soul’. This kit was used on their early tours, TV and festival appearances. It was last seen in public at London Astoria in December 1994, when they played their last ever show as a four piece.

Clem Cattini Drums

Clem Cattini Ludwig Drum Kit

Clem Cattini was one of the most prolific UK session drummers in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He is credited with playing on 45 Number 1 singles and thousands of recordings. Outside of the recording studio he enjoyed a prolific career touring and working in television, as well as West End musicals.
On display at the UK Drum Show will be his 1967 Ludwig drum set & snare drum that he used on many iconic recordings – Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard and many more, plus some other items and memorabilia associated with him.

Gary Astridge - Beatles Historian

Ringo's Beatles Drum Era Kits

Embark on a fascinating journey to learn about the drum kits and gear that Ringo Starr used during his career with the Beatles. Discover interesting details, and facts complimented by personal stories and photos. Would you like to know where Ringo’s drum kits have been for decades and where they are today? The love and interest in the Beatles spans all generations. I’m calling on all drummers and Beatle/Ringo fans to join Gary for a fun filled, heartfelt adventure.

The World's Most Famous Snare Drum

Ringo’s first Ludwig snare drum was purchased in 1963 and immediately became his favorite. It was used on the majority of Beatles recordings and interestingly, this Oyster Black Pearl Jazz Festival model snare drum has certain characteristics that make it extremely rare. To date, there are only four other snare drums known to exist in the world with identical specifications. Learn what they are and why.