In the 60's Insurance companies made it mandatory that serial numbers be put on items so they can be documented.
(This article appeared in the September 2002 issue of DRUM!
magazine) One of the intriguing aspects of collecting vintage drums is discovering when your instrument was made.
I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum.
I think in general serial numbers do play an important role in the commercial market especially electronics and other high end items.
It was the day the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Their television debut ushered in not only a new era for rock and roll, but something more.
had been a professional drummer, playing with circuses and touring vaudeville shows, along with the occasional skating-rink gig.
Since this work was irregular, he and his brother, Theobald, opened a drum shop in Chicago; they called it Ludwig & Ludwig.
Always remember that I am only reporting info I have gathered and try to avoid presenting anything as absolutely definitive.