The Drifter’s “Up On The Roof” was a rock’n’roll match made in heaven. The all time doo-wop group, produced by the team of Leiber & Stoller, recording a classic written by Brill Building couple Gerry Goffin & Carole King. Gary Chester, the East Coast’s version of Hal Blaine, is the drummer. Billy Joel said: “Telling you more about “Up On The Roof” would, in a way, be like trying to give away a secret that can only be experienced…”
Up On The Roofby The Drifters
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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.
I have been using the Classic Rock Drum Charts collection for many years. There is nothing better to practice and rehearse to, than these charts transcribed by James Morton.Michael Sheahan