Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Saves London Drum Shop

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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