Mel Lewis

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Birthday
10, 1929
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 2, 1990 (60)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1929
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 2, 1990 (60)

About

Drummer who has received fourteen Grammy Award nominations and was a professor at William Patterson University.

Before Fame

He grew up in New York, raised by Russian immigrants. He started playing music as a teenager, joining Stan Kenton in 1954.

Trivia

He wrote a book on the art of drumming.

Family Life

He died of melanoma.

Associated With

He was influenced by Duke Ellington.

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