Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Louie Bellson RIP

Sad day indeed. This cat shred the kit almost literally till his last days. I saw him 4 or 5 years ago, he had to be helped to the kit, but once he sat down, he was 18 years old. Amazing! The stories this guy could tell. He will be missed, not only as an musical innovator and drummer, but as a salt of the earth, real as they get cat. Here is to you Louie!

1 comment:

  1. louie was from my hometown in the middle of nowhere - rockfalls/sterling, il- he was one of the kindest and talented men ever. he always came back to town to do his drum clinics and was all about teaching people, kids especially, about All KINDS of music! rip louie