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GENE KRUPA!<br>Signed 1938 Letter to Legendary drum teacher<br>and author of "Stick Control",<br>George Lawrence Stone<br>SOLD!

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George Lawrence Stone was perhaps the most important teacher and developer of drumming techiniqe in modern percussion history. His book 1935 book, "Stick Control", is considered by many to be the "drummer's bible".

Among Stone's pupils and admirers; Lionel Hamton, Gene Krupa, Sid Catlett, Joe Morello (of Dave Brubeck fame) and countless others.

The web page for the Percussive Arts Society has a great biographical article about George Lawrence Stone if you would like to learn more.

Mr. Stone wrote many articles on drumming and in 1938 sent this letter to Gene Krupa requesting permission to include photographs of Mr. Krupa.

Gene Krupa promptly signed and returned the letter, enthusiastically adding in pencil,

"Dear George - Glad to hear from you - all the best - delighted to have you pupblish pictures. Gene Krupa."

(Note: Mr. Krupa has misspelled "publish".)

The letter has been typed on the stationery of George B. Stone & Son, Inc. George B. Stone was George Lawrence Stone's father - the senior Stone was a drum maker and dealer since 1890.

A great communication between two important forces in the history of jazz percussion.

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