I became a big fan of Bobby’s and absorbed a huge amount from him. He perfected a fabulous drumming technique that I’d never seen before. Brilliant!
– Kenney Jones, Small Faces, The Faces and The Who
Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson had his eyes glued on Bobby. He turned to me with a look of fear and said, “Are all the drummers in England this good?!”
– Peter Asher, musician (Peter & Gordon), producer and manager
Very few drummers of Bobby's initial era could match his inventiveness, crispness and showmanship. He was a big influence – I lifted as many of his licks as I could! Bobby continues to be one of the greats – what a history.
– Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Bobby Elliott refreshingly retains the wide-eyed wonder he felt in rising from Lancashire coal pit drudgery to drumming in one of the most successful bands to emerge from the 60s beat boom... [his] staunch devotion, including turning down Macca’s invitation to join Wings, provides the backbone to an ultimately cockles-warming memoir.