This book is not just about me and my life, which is a great part of the book, but the principles that I learned and how powerful they were in my life as a musician and a person. All of these principles work for everybody, no matter what you want to do in life. After you read this book you may want to rename the book “So, You Want to Be a Human Being.” Enjoy!—Billy Arnold
William E. Arnold, Jr. was born into a family of six in South Bend, Indiana. He started playing bongo drums at the age of 15 and became known as “Bongo Bill.” At 16, he started playing the drums and became known as “Mr. Clean” when he started his career playing with Motown recording artist “Junior Walker and the All Stars.” Billy credits his experiences in the U.S. Army Band as being his “college-conservatory” training. Billy has played with such Jazz greats as Teddy Wilson and Charlie Ventura.