Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason has saved the store from which he bought his very first drum kit. As reported by Noise 11, Mason provided some financial assistance to Foote’s in London, where Mason purchased his first set of drums for £7.50 in 1958.
“I was very disappointed when I heard that Foote’s was going to close because one of my great memories of being a young, budding drummer was going to the original shop in Denman Street and buying my very first kit for £7.50,” Mason told ITV.
“The thing about a drum shop… it’s the place where information gets passed around. You hear about new things, if you need a drum lesson, the best place to go is probably a drum shop and ask them for advice. There’s a drum culture that is centered on drum shops,” Mason added.
Although Mason now has a stake in Foote’s, the Floyd drummer says he’ll most likely stay out of the daily affairs.
“I think I will try not to be too hands on. I doubt I’ll be much help really… I don’t think I’m going to be behind the counter on a regular basis.”