Roy Harte

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Roy Harte
Birth nameRoy S. Hartstein
Born(1924-05-27)May 27, 1924
New York City
United States
DiedOctober 26, 2003(2003-10-26) (aged 79)
Burbank, California
United States
GenresSwing music, big band, cool jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, music executive
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion
Years active1943–2003

Roy S. Harte (May 27, 1924 – October 26, 2003) was an American jazz drummer and co-founder of Nocturne Records and Pacific Jazz Records. In partnership with Remo Belli, the founder and namesake of internationally famous drumhead manufacturer Remo, he founded "Drum City," a well-known retail drum shop on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.[1][2] Harte appeared in Leedy drums endorsement ads in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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  1. ^ Claghorn, Charles Eugene (1974). Biographical Dictionary of American Music. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0130763310.
  2. ^ Claghorn, Charles Eugene (1982). Biographical Dictionary of Jazz. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0130779663.

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