Howard Fields was the drummer for the Harry Chapin Band from 1975-1981, and can be seen in VH1's recent Behind the Music feature on Chapin. He is currently the drummer for the Steve Chapin band, and is also a teacher and author of many articles published in Modern Drummer magazine. He has self-published his own drumset book for beginners entitled The Drum Teacher. As a rock / pop archivist, he can provide much info on PH, as well as any other band or artist. To those interested: visit his webpage!
"As a drummer, BJ Wilson first caught my attention with all those great, spacy fills on both the title track of Procol Harum's second LP, Shine On Brightly as well as the song Quite Rightly So. It was at the time of that LP's release that I first saw the band (headlining at the Fillmore East with Led Zeppelin opening) and was quite taken by his live playing also. Again, it was indeed the airy-ness of his fills that most delighted me and in that area he went on to outdo himself with the fills on A Salty Dog, the lead track on PH's third LP.
It was indeed one of the elements of style that I incorporated into my own playing to this day and on the LPs that I recorded for Harry Chapin in the 70s. I've always looked upon him as one of the three or four drummers that inspired me more than any others."
Howard Fields, August, 1999
BJ's page at BtP