I got this email from Jimmy Strassburg, great drummer who played with Sly Stone, Bill Champlin and some of my other musical heroes:
"I endorsed Premier drums in the middle 70's and used them w/SLY STONE on his Epic recording "High On You". 1962 studied with George Lawrence Stone for a few lessons, then Alan Dawson, then went back to NYC, studying with Sonny Igoe. Playing with everybody. Played with Gato Barbieri, Enrico Rava, Charlie Hayden, at Janis Joplin's last gig ever at Harvard Bowl 1970. Played in Gas Mask NYC horn band produced by Teo Macero, Miles' producer. Was roommate w/Michael Brecker playing in Mexico City 1969 for 6 months. Recorded with GREAT DON ELLIOT, for Quincy Jones hot rock record, was in the horn group Gotham, first mixed race group ever signed to Motown, featuring Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown's band leader. Also guitar master Lincoln Chamberland, who also played for Quincy, Hot Rock. Recorded for Martha Reeves, Esther Phillips, Vickers Sue Robinson, also played and recorded w/David Liebman, and toured with the Ellis Liebman band , Jeff Berlin, Tony Saunders, Chris Hayes, later guitar for Huey Lewis. Also I played with Sons of Champlin, (Bill Champlin who later played with Chicago). Recorded 2 Albums w/Sly and the family stone. Also recorded W/ Billy Preston and countless others. Mighty Joe young, the Orchids, Billy Vera, Edwin Birdsong. Also drum author Jim Payne was one of my students as was Kevin Hayes with Robert Cray for 20 years. Very best again, Jimmy.
Jimmy's discography: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jimmy-strassburg-mn0001672728