Monday, May 27, 2013

R.I.P.: Ed Shaughnessy



Ed Shaughnessy, whose deft drumming anchored the “Tonight Show” orchestra for 29 years, died on Friday May 24, 2013. He was 84.

Mr. Shaughnessy was a well-traveled and highly regarded jazz drummer when he was offered the “Tonight” job in 1963, shortly after Johnny Carson had taken over as the show’s host. He had performed or recorded with Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday and numerous others. MORE HERE

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