Louie Bellson
Born: 1924

One of the world’s greatest drummers, Louie Bellson has
been an exciting
crowd pleaser for over 60 years. A well-respected educator
and one of the
nicest people in the music business, the still-active Louie
Bellson is a class
act.

Born Luigi Paolino Balassoni, Bellson won a nationwide
Gene Krupa drum
contest in 1940 and was heard by Tommy Dorsey, who was
quite impressed.
The drummer started at the top in 1941, playing with Benny
Goodman; after
serving in the military, he worked with… Continue

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