Mrs. B Speaks at M.I.T. (her alma-mater)




At the screening of a new film “Humanity Needs Dreamers – A Visit with Marie Curie” Mrs. B had been asked to enhance the event with her presentation “Achievement Against the Odds” wherein she related her own beginnings of becoming…

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Bellson Birthday Quiz

How’s your *BQ?

*Bellson Quotient


You’ll find answers to these easy facts (birth, awards, etc.) on the Bio & Beyond Page.

City of birth?  City of teen yrs?
Notable Invention while in High School?
Nationwide competition that springboarded him…

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Memorial Day Remembrances

Memorial Day Remembrances

Josh Duffee & son Chauncey visit the Louie Bellson Memorial in Moline, Illinois.


A loyal Bellson admirer and proponent of music heritage, Duffee played a vintage field snare drum at the dedication of the Monument in May…

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Moline Heritage Walking Tour - Bellson Demo

Moline Heritage Walking Tour incls. Bellson Music Co.

May 14, at the exact location of the former Bellson Music Co., 1711 5th Ave., Moline Illinois.

Here, during the tour, local musician Josh Duffee gave demonstrations on the work of…

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Louie Bellson friend, business partner REMO BELLI passes at 88

From Mrs. B, “A far-reaching industry icon, he was ‘best man’ at our wedding.  Watch the Modern Drummer video clip, which I feel is the best (most inspirational) tribute.” (click) …

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LB90 T-Shirt - Just Released!

“Celebrate a Maestro!”

LB90 design on military green T-Shirt

Unveiled & Available at NAMM 2015

Power Wrist Builders (booth #3472)


Order here!

Click, then click again for huge view -->

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post Academy Awards -- The Legacy continues!


Pharrell William's "Happy" is the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song performed at the Academy Awards program March 2.

Watch here as one of Mrs. B’s DrumMoms presents her 4-yr old son Andre' deftly covering the tune.

Mrs. B: "Well, it certainly…

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Robert Zildjian, 89


Bellson colleague and friend Robert "RZ" Zildjian, founder of the Sabian Inc. musical cymbal manufacturing company, passed away in Boston at age 89. Zildjian founded Sabian in 1981 after parting with the family business, Avedis Zildjian Co. For story, click… Read more

Bellson Incl. in Historic Jazz Photo Exhibit

Jan 23 - Mar 8, 2013


An historical exhibit of over 60 images of internationally famous jazz notables including the first Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in 1979, Joe Williams, Peggy…

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