Louie Bellson


[1924 - 2009]

Seen left with Duke Ellington

Played with both Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey bands. After other drum companies turned down his double bass idea he turned to Gretsch. "Gretsch was with me all the way...they said 'Yeah, OK, we'll make it."

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