remo belli, who developed synthetic drumhead and changed music, dies at 88 - transparent polyester film
Remo Belli, a precocious musician, is considered to have developed the first commercially successful synthetic drum head --
Save the skins of countless animals, millions of fingers
Insert the novice into the completed percussion instrument and feed the rock fever in 1960 seconds
Died in Pasadena, California, April 25He was 88.
Brock kaicher, president of Remo, confirmed his death.
Mr. drum manufacturer
Pele, who is famous for his name, founded and served as chief executive officer.
The company says the cause is complications of pneumonia.
In 1957, he was with his partner. Belli (
Perfect and start marketing what is called the first successful artificial drum film that extends to the opening of the drum.
He replaced the skins.
It's usually a calf, which is very picky at high humidity.
Durable, soundproof polyester film produced under a variety of brands, including Mela produced by DuPont.
Originally used for weather-
During the night military reconnaissance flight, it was later incorporated into various products such as nail polish and space suit. (
According to Drum Book, the first Mera drum head was made by Jim Owen in 1953 for jazz drummer Sonny Greer, a chemical engineer published in 1997 by Jeff Nichols, 2007 hit Encyclopedia edited by John H. Beck. )
In 1952, he opened a musical instrument store in Hollywood, Drum City.
Bailey was introduced to Mela while visiting the Slingerland Drum Company in Chicago, which is trying it out.
"But they don't know what to do," he told the Los Angeles Times in 2010 . ".
When he returned to California, he bought some Merah, nailed it to the wood ring of the drum, and immediately realized its potential.
His accountant, Sid Gerwin, introduced him to a chemist, Samuel Muchnick, who developed a method of mass production
By using the rapid production of synthetic chicken heads
Glue the plastic film to the liquid resin on the aluminum ring.
When rock musicians "introduced the rhythm of people's response", "synthetic drum point completely changed things, SirBelli told Inc.
Magazine of 2011
"It changed everything in the whole instrument category.
It is no longer a woodwind and brass instrument.
It turns into a guitar, a megaphone, and a drum. ”Mr.
Belle's business ended up from 500-square-
A store in over 210,000 square feet of factory in Valencia, California
He lives in a community in Santa Clarita with his wife Ami Belli and is a doctor.
The company declined to provide information about the survivors.
His company has developed a wider range of percussion instruments, including drums made from recycled wood fibers, and tambourine, congas, and Baby Bells.
He also advocated drum therapy for children, the elderly and anyone facing physical or emotional torture.
Remo Delmo Bailey was born in Mishawaka, American University of Technology.
June 22, 1927, near South Bend.
Fascinated by his uncle's polka band performing in local Italy.
At the American club, his father urged him to learn the accordion, but he preferred the drum.
At the age of 12, he began to drum at the Ledi Ludwig drum factory near Elkhart.
With World War II, most of the drummers in northern Indiana took part in the draft. He started playing jazz professionally at the age of 16 and is still in high school.
"My education is in high school," he said . ".
"The rest is what I get through life.
"After serving in the Navy (
He joined the Army and was assigned to a band)
He came to California with $60, performed at strip clubs and salons, and toured with singer Anita Audi and band conductor Billy May.
He borrowed $2,300 from his parents and opened his first store on Santa Monica Avenue with another drummer, Roy Hart.
"For me, our store is like a master class . "Belli recalled.
"I shut my mouth and open my ears.
In order to dispel any doubt about the King's drumming of his weather (
Because it is not affected by the wet environment such as Atlantic City and New Orleans), Mr.
Belli sought support from well-known musicians including Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.
Drummer, teacher and instrument maker Roy Burns recalls
Belli once said, "when rock strikes, there is not enough calf drum heads to meet the needs of all the drum sets sold. ”Mr.
Bailey's plastic drum head "bridges the gap, he added.
The original synthetic drum head was calf-colored.
But the later version was transparent and double.
Laid for durability. Mr.
Belli and his wife also worked with neurologists and educators to incorporate rhythm into health programmes.
They develop rhythm partner drum heads as an educational tool;
It is suitable for ordinary barrels sold in hardware stores, helping to connect the child's experience of simply beating the barrels with the drums.
Now the price of this cover is generally $39. 95.
Some Remo instruments are sold for hundreds of dollars, and in at least one case the price is far more than that. The Remo 20-
When the Beatles made their debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, the inch bass drum point seen on the Ludwig kit at Ringo Starr was auctioned for more than $2 last year1 million.