Gene Krupa – The Original Rock Star

16 Oct

I recently watched Sal Mineo star in “The Gene Krupa Story.”

Fairly run of the mill Hollywood bio pic, but Mineo turned in a fine performance.

Sal was especially convincing in mimicking Kroop’s drumming techniques.

The video above provides evidence of Gene’s power and charisma.

Krupa was Keith Moon before there was a Keith Moon.

Note: That’s Benny Goodman on clarinet & Harry James on trumpet.

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