Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, is purchasing Foote's music shop, a childhood hangout of his, from the family who has owned the business since the 30s.
"After 40 something years of playing, I still have great affection for a real drum shop," Mason told Musical Instrument Professional, "and Foote's has a special significance for me."
He added, in an interview with ITV News, that Foote's was the shop in which he purchased his first kit:
"I was very disappointed when I heard that Foote's was going to close because it is 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 added that his role with the shop will be strictly behind the scenes.
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