Gene Krupa Rank
About Gene Krupa
As one of the brilliant jazz drummers, bandleaders, and composers in the United States, Gene Krupa was known for his passion and energetic style of performance.
His drum solo on Benny Goodman's 1937 recording of "Sing, Sing, Sing" moved him from a supporting role to a major solo voice in the band.
Despite performing with the group, he also released a number of projects as a solo artist. Some of his compilations were titled "Krupa and Rich", "The Great New Gene Krupa Quartet with Charlie Ventura" and "Big Noise from Winnetka."
He was the youngest of nine children born to Anna née Osloski and Bartomiej Krupa. He married Ethel Maguire twice: the first from 1934 to 1942, and the second from 1946 till her death in 1955.
In 1959, he married Patty Bowler, but the couple divorced ten years later.
- Parochial schools
- Saint Joseph's College
Krupa was the first drummer to be elected into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1978.
He died as a result of a heart failure.
In the mid-1920s, he started playing drums professionally.
Modern Drummer magazine has described him as "the original father of the modern drum kit".
Gene Krupa Rank
F.A.Q. about Gene Krupa
When is his birthday?
Gene Krupa's birthday is on January 15, 1909.
In how many days is his birthday?
Gene's birthday is in 351 days
How old was Gene when he died?
He was 64 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 16, 1973.
How old would he be today?
Gene Krupa would be 113 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Gene from?
He was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S..
Gene Krupa's Popularity
Gene Krupa was a famous American drummer and composer, who was born on January 15, 1909. As a person born on this date, Gene Krupa is listed in our database as the 41st most popular celebrity for the day (January 15) and the 15th most popular for the year (1909).
People born on January 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Gene Krupa is the 1126th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Gene Krupa's birthday, Gene Krupa is the 9608th most famous American and ranks 247th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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