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|The Ludwig Drum Company was the world's largest drum company in the 1920s under founder Wm. F. Ludwig and again in the 1960s under his son. This book begins with childhood recollections of home life and his father's drum factory, sold in 1930. As a teenager, Mr. Ludwig became the national rudimental champion and member of the famous International Marimba Symphony Orchestra. Taking time out for distinguished wartime military service, the author helped his father start a second drum company, W.F.L..
Restoration of the family name to the business, Total Percussion, The Beatles, NARD, selling the company to Selmer, and his active lecture career- it's all here in the words of William F. Ludwig II.
8 1/2" x 11" paperback, 128 pages, 160 photos $20.00 release date November 14, 2001.