Jazz drummer with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
He went against his parents' wishes of him joining the priesthood to pursue music instead.
His playing has influenced many like John Bonham & Keith Moon.
He got married to Ethel McGuire in 1934, and after their divorce in 1942, he remarried in 1946, then married Patty Bowler on April 23, 1959.
In the 1930s, he was featured among other artists, including Benny Goodman, in a series of jazz sides recorded for and issued on Columbia Records.