Louie Bellson

1924 - 2009

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Louie Bellson (born Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni on July 6, 1924 – February 14, 2009), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as Louis Bellson), was an American jazz drummer. He was a composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator, and is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums.Bellson performed in most of the major capitals around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louie Bellson has received more than 399,223 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Louie Bellson is the 1,782nd most popular musician (down from 1,595th in 2019), the 9,139th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,681st in 2019) and the 757th most popular American Musician.

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  • 17

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  • 1.98

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  • 3.31

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Among musicians, Louie Bellson ranks 1,782 out of 2,675Before him are Simone Young, Mr. Oizo, Jack Casady, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jeff Young, and Rupert Holmes. After him are Mary Wilson, Vadim Repin, Stjepan Hauser, Howard Jones, Igor Presnyakov, and Jim Gordon.

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Among people born in 1924, Louie Bellson ranks 366Before him are Wally Ris, Daniel Akaka, Ruhi Sarıalp, Nicholas Colasanto, William H. Webster, and Vicki Draves. After him are Vajiha Samadova, Terry Southern, Lucky Thompson, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Joy Page, and Ivan Udodov. Among people deceased in 2009, Louie Bellson ranks 289Before him are Jacques Sylla, Sergei Magnitsky, Howard Zieff, Kálmán Markovits, Ellie Greenwich, and Rolf Rüssmann. After him are Virginia Davis, Dave Arneson, Dana Vávrová, Héctor Facundo, Sidney Wood, and Frank Gardner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louie Bellson ranks 9,139 out of 15,968Before him are Rosalind Chao (1957), Eric Close (1967), Lexi Belle (1987), Ted Lange (1948), Jimmy Dean (1928), and Bobby Rahal (1953). After him are Babyface (1958), Eric Holder (1951), Mary Wilson (1944), Roy Cochran (1919), Joan Leslie (1925), and Andrew Bryniarski (1969).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Louie Bellson ranks 757Before him are Stone Gossard (1966), Jack Sherman (1956), Randy Weston (1926), Mia Zapata (1965), Jack Casady (1944), and Jeff Young (1962). After him are Mary Wilson (1944), Jim Gordon (1945), RZA (1969), Adam Schlesinger (1967), Reginald Arvizu (1969), and Al Pitrelli (1962).