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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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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Pearl Bailey Show
The Pearl Bailey Show Music Department
Rock 'n' Roll Revue


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 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (musician - 260 episodes)
- Episode #11.267 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode #11.266 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode #11.265 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode #11.263 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
- Episode #11.262 (1972) ... (musician: drums - as The Tonight Show Band)
 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (TV Series) (conductor)
 1969 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (TV Movie) (additional orchestrations - as Louis Bellson)
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Louis Bellson | The Tonight Show Band

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Received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1994; a Living Jazz Legends Award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2007; a Jazz Living Legend Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; and a American Drummers Achievement Award from the Avedis Zildjian Co. See more »

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