How’s your *BQ?
You’ll find answers to these easy facts (birth, awards, etc.) on the Bio & Beyond Page.
1. City of birth? City of teen yrs?
2. Notable Invention while in High School?
3. Nationwide competition that springboarded him into public recognition?
4. Name 4 movies he performed in.
5. Whom did Bellson consider as his musical maestro?
6. Name the 4 colleges which awarded Bellson Honorary Doctorates.
7. Name the CD Bellson recorded with James Brown.
8. Name the TV show Bellson served as music director for his 1st wife.
9. Name the career presentation Bellson developed with his 2nd wife.
10. What other instrument did his father insist he learn? Why?
11. What was his 1st paid gig?
12. Name 3 early drummers who inspired Bellson.
13. What did he do during WWII?
14. What famous bandleader fired Bellson because Bellson’s drum solo was getting more applause than the bandleader’s?
15. What was “The Great James Robbery”?
Score / Rating
1 to 9 / Fan
10 to 12 / Devotee
13 to 15 / True Bellsonian!