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S2 E18 – With The Beatles, Side Two – Barry Keane of The Gordon Lightfoot Band
Episode 1826th February 2022 • The Walrus Was Paul • Paul Romanuk
00:00:00 01:10:01

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Veteran drummer Barry Keane - on the drum stool for over 40 years with Gordon Lightfoot and his band - talks to Paul Romanuk about The Beatles' 1963 album With The Beatles. This is Part Two of their conversation, which centres around Side Two of the album.

Aside from lots of Beatles talk and lots of Ringo drumming talk, Barry also tells the story of the recording session for one of Lightfoot's greatest songs: The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald. The song was a North American number one record in 1976 and Barry's tom-tom fills are a masterclass in doing exactly what was perfect for the song.

Here's a link to Barry's Discogs page. It shows a few of the hundreds of tracks he's played on.