Louie Bellson, regarded by many as one of the greatest drummers of his era. He worked with such legends as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington during a career of more than 60 years. I saw him in concert at Howard University in 1970 with the U.S. Navy Jazz Band. His wife singer Pearl Bailey sat right behind us. All the hardware on his drums were gold plated. "Not only is Louie Bellson the world’s greatest drummer he’'s the world’s greatest musician!" ~~ Duke Ellington

Louie Bellson, regarded by many as one of the greatest drummers of his era. He worked with such legends as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington during a career of more than 60 years. All the hardware on his drums were gold plated.

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Pearl Mae Bailey was a famous actress and singer and Louie Bellson was a famous jazz drummer, composer and bandleader. Bellson was Duke Ellington’s first white musician and met Bailey after being introduced by a trombone player

Pearl Bailey and her husband Louie Bellson backstage at "House of Flowers" where she is starring in the show in New York City 01-22-1955

Singer and Actress Pearl Bailey with her husband(Musician and Band Leader) Louie Bellson on

Clark Terry and Louie Bellson: Improv Workshop - YouTube

Trumpeter Clark Terry and Percussionist Louie Bellson discuss improvsation, the importance of listening, and playing with a group in April of Interview.

Louie Bellson. Paul Louis Belson  (1924-2009 ) Jazz musician. Regarded by many as one of the greatest drummers of all his era. Worked with such legends as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington,& Harry James, during a career of more than 60 years.

Regarded by many as one of the greatest drummers of all his era. Worked with such legends as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, during a career of more than 60 years.

Drummerworld: Louie Bellson

Drummerworld Gallery for Louie Bellson - the US Masterdrummer

Drummerworld: Louie Bellson

Drummerworld Gallery for Louie Bellson - the US Masterdrummer

Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni (Louie Bellson)

Drummerworld Gallery for Louie Bellson - the US Masterdrummer

Pearl Bailey & husband jazz drummer Louis Bellson were married 38 years. Reportedly fell in love while sharing a cab.

Pearl Bailey & husband jazz drummer Louis Bellson were married 38 years. Reportedly fell in love while sharing a cab. I Love Pearl Bailey!

Louie Bellson and His Big Band [DVD] [1991], 09574625

Louie Bellson and His Big Band [DVD] [1991]

Louie Bellson and His Big Band [DVD] [1991], 09574625

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