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Richard 'Pistol' Allen (1932–2002)

Richard "Pistol" Allen was the king of the shuffle styled drum beat at Motown records in the early 60s, second only to Motown drummer extraordinare Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin. When Benjamin wasn't available to play, Allen was called in to replace him. Allen played drums on major Motown hits such as The Supremes's "Baby Love", The Four Tops's "I ... See full bio »

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown


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 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (musician: drums)
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 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (in memory of: 1932-2002, Funk Brother, now here in spirit)
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