If you ask someone to name a great drummer, chances are they’ll plump for the likes of John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Neil Peart or even Ringo Starr (!).
It’s unlikely that the drummer they suggest will be Bernard “Pretty” Purdie. Which is a shame, because the guy is the world’s most recorded drummer ever.
He’s sat behind the drums on more than 3000 albums, playing for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Donnie Hathaway, Isaac Hayes, Rolling Stones, James Brown and Tom Jones.
Still not convinced? Watch this video of him drumming. He is one cool guy and you’ll come away with a biiiig smile.