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  • Sticks Wicks
    Sticks Wicks Garden Grove, Ca.
    Dear Mrs. B, I used to be here on this site somehow i was no longer receiving emails....so, anyway I wanted to say How Much I loved Louie His Great Drumming...But Even More His Personality.....when he spoke about playing at Gene's house on Ritchy Dr.......How Gene was talking about drummers and drum solo's the interviewer asked Gene "Who would you consider a Great Drummer.....................He said "Louie Bellson" i rest my case....If The King Of Drums Geno...Loved Louie..Nothing more to say.God Bless, Craig Wicks

    Dear Mrs. B, I used to be here on this site somehow i was no longer receiving emails....so, anyway I wanted to say How Much I loved Louie His Great Drumming...But Even More His Personality.....when he spoke about playing at Gene's house on Ritchy Dr.......How Gene was talking about drummers and drum solo's the interviewer asked Gene "Who would you consider a Great Drummer.....................He said "Louie Bellson" i rest my case....If The King Of Drums Geno...Loved Louie..Nothing more to say.God Bless, Craig Wicks

  • JCThomas
    JCThomas Sacramento, CA (area)
    I have had the pleasure of meeting Louie Bellson two times and hearing him in performance a few times. He is as great a Musician/Percussionist as any one has ever been. He is also a wonderful human being which really sets him apart from some other famous percussionists. He respected everyone from the top drummer in a metropolitan city percussion clinic to the guy that comes in and sweeps the floor when it is over. A real Class Human and a real credit to Music and the Human Race.

    I have had the pleasure of meeting Louie Bellson two times and hearing him in performance a few times. He is as great a Musician/Percussionist as any one has ever been. He is also a wonderful human being which really sets him apart from some other famous percussionists. He respected everyone from the top drummer in a metropolitan city percussion clinic to the guy that comes in and sweeps the floor when it is over. A real Class Human and a real credit to Music and the Human Race.

  • Les Demerle
    Les Demerle Amelia Island FL
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr B You will always be live in our hearts as you have have given us so much.Bonnie and I are always remembering your amazing talent and the joy you brought to all. We love you Francine for always being the main force behind Louies legacy. Les and bonnie DeMerle

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr B You will always be live in our hearts as you have have given us so much.Bonnie and I are always remembering your amazing talent and the joy you brought to all. We love you Francine for always being the main force behind Louies legacy.
    Les and bonnie DeMerle

  • Juan Carlos Sosa Trombert
    Juan Carlos Sosa Trombert Quito, Ecuador
    Always remembering Louie, as part of the history of music. Louie is on the best!!!

    Always remembering Louie, as part of the history of music. Louie is on the best!!!

  • Gene Moorhead
    Gene Moorhead Gaffney, SC
    I first met Louie in 1954 when he was with the Dorsey Bros. He had just left Duke Ellington. I was a lifelong fan and attended his 80th birthday party in Rock Falls. Louie gave me a 19 piece big band arrangement to Skin Deep...the drum part has his notes on it.

    I first met Louie in 1954 when he was with the Dorsey Bros. He had just left Duke Ellington. I was a lifelong fan and attended his 80th birthday party in Rock Falls. Louie gave me a 19 piece big band arrangement to Skin Deep...the drum part has his notes on it.

  • Takeshi Takeuchi
    Takeshi Takeuchi Yokohama Japan
    Happy Birthday Louie!! You are still swinging in great recordings. Takeshi

    Happy Birthday Louie!!
    You are still swinging in great recordings.

    Takeshi

  • Monk Rowe
    Monk Rowe Hamilton College, Clinton NY
    Thank you Mrs. B. for keeping the Bellson legacy alive and healthy.

    Thank you Mrs. B. for keeping the Bellson legacy alive and healthy.

  • Dan Forte
    Dan Forte Weatherford, TX
    Hello Mrs. Bellson, I just wanted to write to tell you what a big fan I was of Louie and thank you for everything you've done to keep his music and memory alive. I was watching clips of Louie on YouTube and came across the Tonight Show appearance where he introduced you in the audience. That led me to finding louiebellson.info. In the mid/late '70s, I was an editor at Guitar Player magazine, and I was interviewing Edward Ellington II, the guitarist, because Mercer's orchestra was playing the Concord Jazz Festival in Northern California. We were talking by the pool at the hotel and Louie, who was also playing the festival, came by and said hi. When Edward introduced me and he found out I wrote I wrote for a guitar magazine, Louie told me about his uncle, Julius Bellson, who worked for Gibson in the 1930s and '40s. That day and every time I saw Louie perform, I was always taken with how upbeat he was and how much energy he had. And as far as his drumming, to me it was more than excellent technique; he was more musical than other drummers. Again, I just wanted to pass along my little Louie story and thank you for your work in honoring this wonderful musician. Sincerely, Dan Forte

    Hello Mrs. Bellson,

    I just wanted to write to tell you what a big fan I was of Louie and thank you for everything you've done to keep his music and memory alive.

    I was watching clips of Louie on YouTube and came across the Tonight Show appearance where he introduced you in the audience. That led me to finding louiebellson.info.

    In the mid/late '70s, I was an editor at Guitar Player magazine, and I was interviewing Edward Ellington II, the guitarist, because Mercer's orchestra was playing the Concord Jazz Festival in Northern California. We were talking by the pool at the hotel and Louie, who was also playing the festival, came by and said hi. When Edward introduced me and he found out I wrote I wrote for a guitar magazine, Louie told me about his uncle, Julius Bellson, who worked for Gibson in the 1930s and '40s.

    That day and every time I saw Louie perform, I was always taken with how upbeat he was and how much energy he had. And as far as his drumming, to me it was more than excellent technique; he was more musical than other drummers.

    Again, I just wanted to pass along my little Louie story and thank you for your work in honoring this wonderful musician.

    Sincerely,
    Dan Forte

  • Drs Hal & Bettye
    Drs Hal & Bettye Cape Town
    Dear Mrs. B., Father’s Day is our Anniversary! Thanks for keeping good music alive! Music is our universal language! 🎶

    Dear Mrs. B.,
    Father’s Day is our Anniversary! Thanks for keeping good music alive! Music is our universal language! 🎶

  • Bobby Borg
    Bobby Borg Los Angeles
    Hello All, thank you for enjoying my videos: "Mother Knows Best" and Now "Father Knows Best." Both videos feature wonderful life tips passed down from my parents. These tips are not unlike the ones other parents offer they kids, but they are still important to hear time and again. I am glad that Louie shared similar tips in his clinics. I saw Louie in New York at a fantastic clinic and I remember his warm and friendly spirit. Such a great! I think this website is fantastic—keeping the memory alive! Thank you. Bobby Borg www.bobbyborg.com!

    Hello All, thank you for enjoying my videos: "Mother Knows Best" and Now "Father Knows Best." Both videos feature wonderful life tips passed down from my parents. These tips are not unlike the ones other parents offer they kids, but they are still important to hear time and again. I am glad that Louie shared similar tips in his clinics. I saw Louie in New York at a fantastic clinic and I remember his warm and friendly spirit. Such a great! I think this website is fantastic—keeping the memory alive! Thank you. Bobby Borg www.bobbyborg.com!

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