Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

Born: 
06/11/1939
City: 
Elkton
Region: 
MS
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1958-present
Instruments: 
Drums

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Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie is an American drummer and an influential and innovative exponent of funk. He is known for his strict time keeping and "The Purdie Shuffle". In 1961, original Beatles drummer Pete Best and guitarist Tony Sheridan recorded tracks in Hamburg with the Beatles. Purdie added drum overdubs to tracks from these sessions, including "Ain't She Sweet", "Take Out Some Insurance on Me Baby" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" to give them a punchier sound for the US market.

Discography

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