As the audience filed out of the auditorium at the end of South Orange Junior High School's annual talent show circa 1966, it was regaled with a thunderous fusillade from a drum kit pounded by a bespectacled kid whose mighty beats would one day resound in arenas and crackle on late-night TV. To the distraction of a generation of New Jersey teachers, Max Weinberg honed his chops on a succession of desktops, from Mrs. Chase's Marshall School classroom to Mr. Willard's seventh-grade history class and on through Columbia High School. The rest is far better documented: Weinberg joined Bruce Springsteen's E... More >>>