Jimmy and I were Frank’s answer to a percussion section that required four players, but we were only two! Besides the two drum kits, we had Timpani, bells, chimes, gongs, piccolo snare and field drum. Sometimes Jimmy was playing trumpet and sometimes I’d sing high vocals with Roy.
I was living up in Woodstock when Loretta had her new baby at the hospital. I went up to see her with our friend Roger, who was lodging at their house at the time. All I can remember is Jimmy coming out of the delivery room saying, “God Damn! Loretta is bleeding like a stuck pig! – It’s a Boy! ...or was it a girl?” [Billy Mundi]