An Homage To A Humble Hit-Maker: The Drum Machine

Did you know the first drum machine started making music in 1931? And that early commercial drum machines were popular among church organists in the 1960s and 1970s?

It’s these little bits of knowledge — and more — that you’ll find in the new book “Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession,” written by Malden hip-hop producer and voracious drum machine collector Joe Mansfield.

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