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Nick Mason helps save London music store Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 20 December 2012

Nick Mason has stepped in to help save Foote's, the historic London music shop where he bought his first ever drum kit. Nick, along with the store's sales director, Rob Wilson, are buying the business (which will now re-open in a new location at 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London) from the family who has owned it since the '30s.

"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 and buying my very first kit for £7.50," he told ITV news. "The thing about a drum shop is that it's the place where information gets passed around. You hear about new things; if you need a drum lesson, the best place to go is probably a drum shop and ask them for advice. There's a drum culture that is centered on drum shops."

A slight disappointment for budding drummers who think they'll be buying from Nick himself: "I think I will try not to be too hands on. I doubt I'll be much help really…I don't think I'm going to be behind the counter on a regular basis."

This video from the Daily Telegraph website has Nick talking about his involvement:

 

 
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