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PAS 2002 Hall of Fame

On November 15, 2002 the Percussive Arts Society will induct Ed Thigpen, John S. Pratt and Ringo Starr into the PASIC Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio.

Brush-meister Ed Thigpen (pictured) got his start in the early 1950s with Cootie Williams. He went on to play with Dinah Washington, Lennie Tristano, Johnny Hodges, Bud Powell, Billy Taylor, Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald. Thigpen has lived in Copenhagen since 1972 where he has continued to play an active role in the music business teaching, writing instructional books and gigging on the side.

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