Many Drummers on The Jerry Lewis Show 1960

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Thanks for sharing. Red sparkle Ludwigs possibly transition badges?
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Great find, in full color, no less. Drumming fun starts at around 44:00.

Boy, live TV was certainly "interesting" back then.
 

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Thanks guys, I knew you would dig it. Buddy Rich was one of Jerrys closest friends from back in New York and Buddy gave Jerry lessons whenever he was around.
 

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Those double spurred Ludwig 20s seemed to show up a lot in the early '60s, even though they're not cataloged.

I think I liked Lewis when I was a kid. Now he seems sad and depressing to watch...not funny...
 

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The second drummer from the left in the very back row is Bob Yeager, founder of Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood. You can see him in the back at 45:46.
 

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Those double spurred Ludwig 20s seemed to show up a lot in the early '60s, even though they're not cataloged.

I think I liked Lewis when I was a kid. Now he seems sad and depressing to watch...not funny...
Well, Jerry died in 2017 at 91 and wasn't a well man in his later years. It's tough to be that zany kid comedian in your old age I think.
 

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Very cool. Love that red sparkle transition badge double bass set that Jerry is using. Notice the dual disappearing spurs on each bass.
I wonder if the production acquired all those other sets or did they belong to each individual drummer?
 

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I know my drum brothers will dig this. This is "The Jerry Lewis Show" 1960 in full color.

Check out all the GREAT 60s drum sets!! Fast forward the video to 44.07 for the drum clip.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_18yHxZTeS0
I saw him once on a golf course in Fla. It was really odd. He was dressed normally and behaving properly. I was strange to seem him without any of the crazy schtick he always did
 

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Well, in interviews he's usually serious, and can in fact be a bit nasty.
 

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Ga-ron-teed every one of those guys did at least 1000 hours in the Wilcoxon book, 2000 hours in Stone, etc.
 

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That was interesting to say the least. But I wonder to non-drummers at what point did it stop being entertaining? Maybe that's why the Jerry Lewis Show didn't really last that long? He needed Dean I'm afraid.
 

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the floor toms on jerry's set are shaking back and forth. this is why we don't use straight legs anymore.
 
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the floor toms on jerry's set are shaking back and forth. this is why we don't use straight legs anymore use.

LOL...c'mon, we used straight legs for decades before bent legs came in.
 

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Well, in interviews he's usually serious, and can in fact be a bit nasty.

My brother was a Delta Airlines ticket agent and Gate agent for many years and would sometimes catch Jerry Lewis at the airport....He was nasty, demanding, condescending and overall tough to deal with on most occasions.
 


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