In both the March 2010 issue of Drum magazine and the April 2010 issue of Modern Drummer there will be memorials to Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. You can also read The Rev’s 2006 interview with Modern Drummer here.
MD: Let’s start at the beginning. When did you first pick up the sticks?
Rev: I started taking drum lessons when I was about ten years old. Actually, I took lessons for like two weeks when I was five, but the guy wouldn’t let me play his kit, because I was a little kid. At ten I got a Sears catalog kit, kind of a toy. My parents told me they’d buy me a real kit if I took lessons for a year. And I did. I always wanted to play.
Thank you to Buffie for sending in the magazine info!