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012009010920120902To celebrate the centenary of Gene Krupa's birth, Stewart Copeland explores the life and career of the man often cited as the influence of many drummers around the world.
Gene Krupa will forever be known as the man who put drums to the fore and inspired millions to become drummers.
In the words of Buddy Rich - "Gene was the beginning and the end of all drummers. He more than anyone else put drums on the map and made the drummer a high-priced guy."
Gene Krupa has influenced just about every drummer from the 30s to the present day (Rock, Jazz, all genres) and many music colleges around the world include his legacy as part of their Percussion curriculum.
The Police's Stewart Copeland profiles the American drummer Gene Krupa.
Right from the very beginning, Gene was a trailblazer and his early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals.
He became one of the most popular percussionists of the swing era, who put drums to the fore, and inspired other drummers.
022009011620120916The Police's Stewart Copeland profiles the American drummer Gene Krupa.
Right from the very beginning, Gene was a trailblazer and his early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals.
He became one of the most popular percussionists of the swing era, who put drums to the fore, and inspired other drummers.
032009012320120923The Police's Stewart Copeland profiles the American drummer Gene Krupa.
Right from the very beginning, Gene was a trailblazer and his early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals.
He became one of the most popular percussionists of the swing era, who put drums to the fore, and inspired other drummers.
042009013020120930The Police's Stewart Copeland profiles the American drummer Gene Krupa.
Right from the very beginning, Gene was a trailblazer and his early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals.
He became one of the most popular percussionists of the swing era, who put drums to the fore, and inspired other drummers.
05 LAST2009020620121007The Police's Stewart Copeland profiles the American drummer Gene Krupa.
Right from the very beginning, Gene was a trailblazer and his early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals.
He became one of the most popular percussionists of the swing era, who put drums to the fore, and inspired other drummers.

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