Mr. Cress, you are said to have worked as a studio musician on more than 12,000 recordings. Hard to believe. But it’s true. I checked this with my team for licensing reasons.

You are now over 70. How long have you been playing drums? 60 years. I started when I was eleven. My parents were hoteliers and there was a lot of music played at various events in our house. As a small child, I was particularly fascinated by the glittering drums on stage; I wanted to sit there!

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