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1975 Pearl Drums (Legends) advertisement featuring "the legends of the Pearl drums, Art Blakey, Louie Bellson, Shelly Manne, Ed Shaughnessy, Jack Sperling"

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 Bailey and Louie Bellson - Married in 1952 - were married 38 years till Pearl died at age 72 - Louie died in 2009 at age 84

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

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Louie Bellson (Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, many others)

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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.

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