Sandy Nelson

    Sandy Nelson

    • Sandy Nelson
    Sandy Nelson

    Sandy Nelson

    • Sandy Nelson

    Sandy Nelson

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    Let There Be Drums

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    Drums Are My BeatSandy Nelson
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        Sandy Nelson was the biggest -- and one of the few -- star drummers of the late '50s and early '60s era in which instrumental rock was at its peak. He landed two Top Ten hits, "Teen Beat" (1959) and "Let There Be Drums" (1961), which surrounded his Gene Krupa-inspired solos with cool, mean guitar licks that were forerunners of the surf sound. Nelson had only one other Top 40 hit, "Drums Are My Beat" (1962). He ground out a quick series of instrumental albums in the early '60s --... Read more

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