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Louie Bellson

7.6.24 – 2.14.09

Louie Bellson: mid-1960s
Louie Bellson

Louie would recall the first time he met you, the name of your family members and follow this by asking how they were doing. He cared about everyone he came in touch with. He was also quick, but he was gentle while pointing out things he thought you might need to think about. Ed Shaughnessy recalls first meeting Louie and being the recipient of tips on technique when he was 16. Later, Louie suggested double bass drums to Ed “because he’d be a natural at it.”

I can think of so many examples of Louie’s generosity and spirit. What follows are just a few, and I am sure that other people had similar experiences with Louie.

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