Louie Bellson Centennial: LB100



July 6, 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of LOUIE BELLSON, the renowned drummer, composer, band leader and six-time Grammy nominee.  

LB100:  1924 - 2024


Our Vision

To memorialize not only his enduring works, but also the man…

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Double-Bass Revisited

Bellson the Tech Innovator
DRUM! WEEKLY’s (3-5-2022) Story of the Week “Double Bass Legends: A Short History” leads with Louie Bellson, inventor of the double-bass drum setup. (Tap pic for story)

Bellson pioneered double-bass, but his pal Bozzio

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Poetry Book by Bellson

The Poetic Thoughts and Verses of Louie Bellson

Compiled & edited by Dave Black

Featuring the thoughts, insights and musings of Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson had a little-known passion for writing poetry.
Hudson Music is proud to publish the…

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iJazzMusic - Bellson Charts

Louie Bellson charts now available in repertoire of 

A new non-profit jazz music publishing company 

Digital download of all music & books!

Featuring the Most Outstanding Composers/Arrangers/Authors from
Europe, Asia, South America and the United States.

See Ad: Jan

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Bellson Legacy Website Makes Transition to new WebHost

Jan 31, 2020, Louie Bellson Legacy Website says farewell to HostBaby, (who's closing down),

and hello to our new webhost, BandZoogle.  Welcome!

(Note: Former url is now fully updated to louiebellson.COM.)


New Bellson Video Just Released!



New Video Acclaims Louie Bellson

latest addition to the

"Heart of the Story w/Gary Metivier" Series

produced by

Associated Press & Emmy award-winning journalist Gary Metivier

World's Best Drummer:

Bellson Beats, The Heart of the Story



Comments, please!

    Let us…

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Mrs. B gets "Key to City" at Bellson Music Concert

Mrs. B had a wonderful trip to the

Sterling Municipal Band Spring Concert of Bellson Music

featuring Guest artist Josh Duffee

Wed May 1, 2019    Sterling, Illinois




Mayor Lee presents Duffee and Mrs. B with "Keys to the City" of…

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Address Update - 2019

Announcing a new postal address for

Percussion Power, Louie Bellson Legacy and M.U.S.I.C. Publishing Co.

See CONTACT page.


Commemorative Issue fetes Louie Bellson, et. al.

Drumhead Magazine honors

Elvin, Louie, Mitch, Papa Jo


Drumhead Legends, vol. 3
Special Commemorative Issue

Elvin Jones • Louie Bellson • Mitch Mitchell • Papa Jo Jones 

Their Story
Their Impact
Their Legacy
Their Gear

Untold Stories! Unpublished Photos!

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DRUM COFFEE SHOP with Bellson blend!

Thanks to Bellson fan J.Wheeler, we were recently made aware that:
(Fitz & The Tantrums) Drummer John Wicks and his wife Jenna created this Italian-inspired, espresso bar and bakery with an online presence as well.  DRUM COFFEE has a star-driven…
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Mrs. B @ Computer History Museum, Silicon Valley

From STEM to STEAM: How an Engineer Wrote a Play

Screening of the science film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie.

Marie Curie (left) and Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie (right)

The film was followed by…

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