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In the article, Rolling Stone pinpoints Charles and his signature “choo-choo train” drum beat, as establishing Little Richard’s soulful driven rock n’ roll sound with The Upsetters.
Read the full article, here.
Charles recently shared some personal memories, on W Radio Colombia and WWOZ New Orleans 90.7FM, of his dear friend Little Richard, who passed away on May 9, 2020. You can listen to the full interviews on the links below on how Charles met Richard and how they helped create rock & roll.
Director and Grammy nominated producer, Justin Kreutzmann shares another untold rock ‘n’ roll story in his upcoming documentary “Let There Be Drums!” This time around, Kreutzmann focuses on the history of drums and drummers, and how we’re all connected to the rhythm. The film features Keith Moon, John Bonham, Adrian Young, Charles Connor, and many other iconic drummers.
Currently filming. Keep checking back in at www.charlesconnordrummer.com for release date.
Catch Charles’ podcast interview on “Weekend Warrior” with Dr. Klapper on ESPN LA – 710AM, Saturday, June 23rd from 7:00 – 9:00AM PT. Charles will retell his stories as a young up & coming drummer in the 1950s when he helped create rock & roll.
For more information go to: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/losangeles/podcast/archive?id=6182844
Charles will be a part of the headlining performances at the 2017 Ponderosa Stomp Festival in New Orleans, LA. He’ll do an artist Q&A on October 6th at The Ace Hotel New Orleans, and will perform on October 7th at The Orpheum Theater.
Check out Charles’ Q&A with David Kunian at Ponderosa’s Music History Conference on Oct. 6th at the Ace Hotel New Orleans.
*For more information on the festival, check out: www.ponderosastomp.com