1965, a 21 year old drummer named Dino (Robert) Danelli was
shaking things up with a group called "The Young Rascals".
He came up with a new recipe for combining Rock's back beat
with jazz elements.
in a band freed him up from the contraints of formulas imposed
by producers and record companies, The Rascals churned out hit
after hit and Dino was turning heads with his dazzling display
of technique and showmanship. While English drummers were popularizing
the matched grip, Dino stayed true to form using the traditional
grip and proved there was no problem in delivering the all powerful
2 and 4 back beat! By incorporating New Orleans flavored beats
with firey drum fills, a more prominent bass drum and stick
twirling, Dino was doing for Rock and Roll what Gene Krupa had
done for the big bands of the '30s and '40s, and helped reshape
Rock and Roll History!