- Balassoni, Louis
- Balassoni, Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio
- Bellson, Louie
- Bellson, Louis, 1924-2009
- Rock Falls, Ill.
- Los Angeles, Calif.
Field of Activity
- found: The trumpet kings at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 [SR] p1975: container (Louis Bellson, drums)
- found: 1969 all-star White House tribute to Duke Ellington [SR] p2002: container (Louie Bellson, drums)
- found: New Grove dict. Amer. music (Bellson (Balassoni), Louis (Paul), b. 26 July 1924, Rock Falls, IL; jazz drummer, bandleader, and composer)
- found: Grove music online, Jan. 22, 2004 (Bellson, Louie (Louis; Balassoni, Louis Paul; Balassoni, Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio); b. July 6, 1924, Rock Falls, IL; American drummer, bandleader, and composer; his birthdate is widely given incorrectly as July 26)
- found: Feather, L.G. Bio. enc. of jazz, 1999 (Bellson, Louie or Louis (Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni); b. July 6, 1924, Rock Falls, IL; drums, composer, leader)
- found: New York times WWW site, Feb. 17, 2009 (Louie Bellson; b. Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni, July 6, 1924, Rock Falls, Ill.; d. Saturday [Feb. 14, 2009], Los Angeles, aged 84; crisp and dazzling drummer who worked with many of the major figures of the swing era and a gracious entertainer who made frequent appearances at the White House and on The Tonight Show)
- 1981-06-24: new
- 2013-01-07: revised