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Louie Bellson

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Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson, born Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni on July 6, 1924 in Rock Falls, Illinois, was an Italian-American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator. Louie is credited for pioneering the use of two bass drums.

Bellson died on February 14, 2009 from complications of a broken hip in December 2008 and Parkinson's disease. He was 84 years old.

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