Five Firsts: Tom Holland of the Reverberators

March 20th, 2014, 11:00 am by Greg
Tom Holland

Tom Holland

NAME: Tom Holland
BAND AFFILIATION: The Reverberators
INSTRUMENT: Drummer/songwriter

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the Beach Boys’ All Summer Long.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Ray Charles and the Raelettes with the Ray Charles Orchestra (featuring Billy Preston).

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Five Firsts: Marty McDermott of the Reverberators

March 8th, 2011, 11:13 am by Greg
Marty McDermott

Marty McDermott

NAME: Marty McDermott
BAND AFFILIATION: The Reverberators
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, harmonica, mandolin

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … It’s with a good dose of embarrassment that I admit that the first record I ever bought (a 45 single) was “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” by the Royal Guardsmen. However, I can redeem myself by disclosing that the first LP I purchased was “Led Zeppelin II” – one of my favorites that I played to its slow and scratchy demise. I’ve never replaced it in CD, but I should – it still holds up (in my humble opinion). I’m still a fan of Robert Plant and his recent work with T Bone Burnett and the revival of Band of Joy!

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