July 17, 2019: Updates to the Filmography section.
July 1, 2019: Updates to the Drum & Cymbal Setup section.
June 29, 2019: Updates to the Drug Bust section, including the addition of T. Dennis Brown's must-read piece "Busted: the Story of Gene Krupa's Arrest, January 19, 1943."
May 9, 2019: Updates to Biography section.
April 26, 2019: Updated Links and Filmography sections.
April 21, 2019: Updated the Gallery section with over 100 photos!
April 19, 2019: Added the fabulous Bobby Scott article on Gene, "The World is Not Enough," to the Recollections section. If you have never read it, I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to do so. It's probably the single greatest piece written about Gene "the man."
April 12, 2019: Merchandise section redone so links actually work. Lol! Other misc. updates...
April 8, 2019: I have overhauled the Audio/Video section, which now features many Gene Krupa videos from my YouTube channel. I highly recommend subscribing to the channel to be alerted when I upload new videos.
I am also very active in numerous online drum forums. You can find me on Facebook. You can also find me and my posts of classic drummer photos, videos, etc in various Facebook groups, including the companion group for Gene Krupa, Louie Bellson, Jo Jones, and The Great Drummers Group. I'm also an administrator for the Buddy Rich groups Buddy's Lounge and Buddy's Place. I also post classic big band & jazz drummer photos on Instagram.
This website was created in March 1997. Last update on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
DISCLAIMER: This site was constructed solely in memory of Gene Krupa, the man who inspired me to become a drummer. I do not claim ownership rights to any information, photos, images or music used. I only claim rights to the website layout and any original graphics.
Copyright © 1997-2019, Shawn C. Martin.