At age 7, Sid developed an interest in playing the drum set, later watched the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show and decided to form a Rock Band when he was 10. He formed his first band named “The First Edition”.

He played in various South Bay Bands in the 70’s, such as Lollapalooza which recorded a single. He also played and toured with the band “Lady Luck”. In the late 70’s, he formed a Jazz Fusion band called “Uptown” which released an album of all original material in 1981. During the 80’s Sid performed at a clinic with the guitar legend Robin Ford. Also, he played drums with legendary bassist Chuck Rainey.