Gene Krupa Overview:

Actor, Gene Krupa, was born Eugene Bertram Krupa on Jan 15, 1909 in Chicago, IL. Krupa died at the age of 64 on Oct 16, 1973 in Yonkers, NY and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL.



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Musical Monday: The Story (1959)

on Jan 17, 2022 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Story (1959) ... Read full article

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Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1975.

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1983.

He was innovative. It was his idea to create the tunable tom-tom; he went to the Zildjian company and asked for thinner cymbals; he was the first drummer to record using a bass drum; he was one of the first drummers (if not the first) to use a hi-hat as we know it today; and the modern drum kit basically stems from his.

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