Ian Palmer’s life has hardly gone as smoothly as he might have wished. Born into a family of musicians, particularly drummers including Carl Palmer of the band ELP, he started off as a very successful drummer himself. What he didn’t know was that he suffered from a condition that carries great stigma and frequently leads to ruin and death… alcoholism.
This is the first part of an inspiring and brutally honest interview that follows his life from drumming into aviation.
Title image: Ian Palmer with Steve White of the Paul Weller band, Brian Bennett of The Shadows and Pete Cater.
Images with thanks to Ian Palmer.