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Old 03-10-2008, 07:53 AM
scott scott is offline
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Default Sandy Nelson

He was part of the California scene in the late 50's early 60s. Had a couple of drum featured hits: "Teen Beat" and "Let there Be Drums". Pretty simple, but catchy and influential.

I don't know too much more about him. Other than the related interviews he gives, which are interesting.

I'm just a beginner, but I think he's very relaxed and musical here. What do you drummers think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAFKx...eature=related
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Sandy Nelson

Thanks for the video. I've wanted to get in contact with him for a few years now as he lost part of his right leg in a motorcyle accident. I was told that he didn't have internet access of his own at the time though.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: Sandy Nelson

Let There Be Drums...Now that brings back some old memories. He's a cool old dude. I didn't know he lost his leg.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Sandy Nelson

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Let There Be Drums...Now that brings back some old memories. He's a cool old dude. I didn't know he lost his leg.
Yup. He sits side saddle to the snare and uses his left leg on the bass.

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Old 03-25-2008, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Sandy Nelson

I've heard a couple of his albums from the 70's. For a while he was somewhat of a 'Buddy Rich', with records that featured the drums.

Quite a player.
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