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  Larrie Londin

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Larrie Londin

Larrie Londin, born Ralph Gallant on October 15, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia, was an American drummer, best known as one of the top Nashville session musicians of all time.

Londin's drumming can be heard on Motown recordings by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Jr. Walker & the All Stars.

Londin worked as a session drummer on a number of Elvis Presley recordings and nine years touring with"The King." He also subbed for Elvis' long-time drummer, Ronnie Tutt, which result in Londin playing drums for Presley's last two live concerts (Cincinnati and Indianapolis).

A Nashville session icon, Londin holds drumming credits on recordings with Emmylou Harris, Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett, Lionel Richie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Boots Randolph, Charlie Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, B.B. King, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Bobby Bare, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Don Francisco, Dan Fogelberg, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, Dan Hill, Fosterchild, Journey and Steve Perry.

On April 24, 1992 Londin collapsed from a heart attack following his drum clinic at North Texas State University. After spending four months in a coma, Londin died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 48, on August 24, 1992.

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