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Louie Bellson (1924–2009)

Drummer, composer, author and conductor. He performed with the orchestras of Ted Fiorito, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey brothers, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. He toured with Jazz At the Philharmonic, and later organized his own band and did a concert tour with his wife Pearl Bailey. In 1965 he rejoined the Ellington orchestra. He has ... See full bio »

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 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (musician - 260 episodes)
- Episode dated 29 December 1972 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode dated 28 December 1972 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode dated 27 December 1972 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode dated 26 December 1972 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (TV Series) (conductor)
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