The Chuck Jackson Rhythm Section

Vinnie Ruggiero's ii & iii with Steve Curry, one of Vinnie's best students and my first drum teacher

 in an early promo shot for Gretsch Drums

Butch Warren and Benny Jacobs-El

with "Big George" Coleman

with "The Champ" Floyd Patterson


(Boxing was another passion of my dad's, and in this photo set was the only picture I ever saw where my father looked "nervous" - meeting an idol)

Vinnie

just me and him

with my beautiful mother, Mary

"Philly" Joe Jones




My Father lived and died before there was such a thing as the internet. Still, his music, teachings and legend live on. This small corner of my website will serve as a tribute.

After all, this is ruggierodrums.com... and he was a Ruggiero who drummed.


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