Here is the paragraph
The following year Mr Luggs had returned to Scotland and had joined with his brother again in a new band. Mr Luggs stuck to drums with this band.
I would have written:
The following year Mr Luggs returned to Scottland and joined with his brother again in a new band. Mr Luggs stuck to drums with this band.
In the same text I've found this. It's the beginning of the text...
Mr Luggs began his musical career as a teenager when he joined his brother's band in the early eighties, but he had already musical experience , with his own...
I would have written but "he had already had" because the musical experience were before he began (already) or am I wrong to think that? Maybe "he began..." then had musical experiences and joined (both actions were roughly at the same time).