Book Preview: Keep a Knockin': The Story of a Legendary Drummer

Keep-A-KnockinKeep A Knockin’ is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road into rock & roll history. He began his career playing with legends like Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree, then Shirley & Lee before touring everywhere with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters, with whom he created his signature drum intro in “Keep A Knockin’.” Later he worked with other icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, “Big” Joe Turner and more.

Keep A Knockin’: The Story of a Legendary Drummer
By Charles Connor
(hardcover) $29.95