BBC UK interview with Roger Linn, inventor of first sample based drum machine. Oh, and he designed the MPC60 and MPC3000 too. Link .mp3 (via)

The remarkable story of Roger Linn, inventor of the drum machine. The son of an opera singer and a music professor, Linn’s invention revolutionised popular music. He has inspired artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Heaven 17, and the Wu Tang Clan. Exploited by shady businessmen, Linn has been a reclusive figure for decades.