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Does anyone know how tall Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich, or Mel Lewis was? It doesn’t seem like well documented records exist. Just curious.
 

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I’m 5’10”. I saw Buddy and I was easily 2 or 3 inches taller. Tony was about my height. I never met Elvin or Mel.
 

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I met Buddy when I was 15; spent 10 or 15 minutes talking with him (he even gave me an impromptu drum lesson). He and I were the same height — 5' 7".
 

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same with Elvin he was wide in the shoulders when I met; maybe 5'8 5'9 etc
Mel same Bud same
(none I would call tall lanky)
might be thinking of Stan Levey ; )
not to mention Mick Fleetwood who's like 7' 2" or something) lol
 
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Geez these guys would have made a terrible basketball team…..
 

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My teacher who had met Krupa on a couple of occasions said Gene was a short guy.

Louie was not very tall. I'm 6'1"

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I recall I was taller than Buddy when I got his autograph and I was just 14 at the time.
 


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