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Fred Astaire On Drums

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I'm not a drummer so I am not sure if he is technically proficient or if he's just messing around but I did enjoy watching him play drums -

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Bob Crane, Johnny Carson & Sammy Davis I knew about.. Astaire is something of a surprise.. in a very nice way.

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Makes sense to me. Technical dancing is all about timing and movement, same as drums.

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Big Astaire fan here, have been for many years.

Fred was also an accomplished piano player. Check this out; I Won’t Dance from the film Roberta. Wicked piano work and a frenetic dance sequence to close - wonderful stuff.

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As Powdog says, it’s all about timing and here’s proof that Fred was the gov’nor.

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That was very cool. Thanks for sharing.

7

Very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing.

8

Where's the vid of Ginger Rogers playing drums? After all, it is famously said of her that she did everything Fred did --- only backwards and in high heels.

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ginger rogers on drums

cheers

10

It totally makes sense that he could play and stay in the groove. I always thought that if you can dance well you can probably learn drums.

11

I agree with Fred: "Yeah!"


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