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2013 Oil Portrait Unveiled
Mrs. B is jubilant at the unveiling of the stunning portrait of Louie Bellson by artist Michael Del Priore. Chicago Drum Show coordinator Rob Cook looks on (May 18, 2013)
Honoring a Legend
Louie Bellson Monument in his boyhood home and final resting place, Moline, Illinois.
Photo by John Greenwood, Moline Dispatch/Argus
Mrs. B places flowers at the (2-sided, 4 surface) Monument which she designed. 5/20/10
For full story and photos, go to (click) Monument Dedication subpage.
Share your remembrance in the Guestbook.
See News page (7/19/09) for story on passing of DEE DEE BELLSON
Watch 1988 performance on Star Search w/Ed McMahon. click photo-->
Tip: Fast forward cursor to 2:20 for Dee Dee's song.
Quotes from the Notables
“Not only is Louie Bellson the world’s greatest drummer...he is the world’s greatest musician!” -- Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
“To listen and see Louie is to know ‘Man’s love of music.’” -- Pearl Bailey Bellson
“Louie Bellson – the only man I know who, when he plays by himself, sounds like a symphony orchestra.” -- Sammy Davis, Jr.
“Louie is the best person I ever met.” -- Tony Bennett
For more quotes with photos, click Celebrity Quotes subpage.
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Displays, Exhibits, Artifacts
Go to (click) Site-Seeing subpage.
Hometown Slideshow Tribute
"Louie Bellson: Hometown Hero"
Slideshow chronicling Illinois native son Louie Bellson's presence in the Q-C area.
Produced by Todd Mizener, The Dispatch Argus (Moline/Rock Island, IL) archives.
Set to the music "Skin Deep" composed & performed by Louie Bellson.
(7:53 min) To watch, click Q-C Online or click photo --->
Choose/click album to hear samples from.
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