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Sandy Nelson's song "Teen Beat" rose to #4 on the charts in 1959. Subsequently he signed with the Imperial label and pounded out two more Top 40 hits, "Let There Be Drums", which went to #3 in Britain, and "Drums Are My Beat". All three were instrumentals (a feat seldom, if ever, repeated).

Sander L Nelson was born on 1 December 1938 in Santa Monica, California. He attended high school with Jan Berry, Dean Torrence (who together became Jan and… read more

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  • Avatar for notoriousdoc
    Teen Beat is brilliant, the drums kick ass - so simple but so powerful.
  • Avatar for Blarobbarg
    Sandy is a BEAST behind the set! :0
  • Avatar for TheGreenLeafMWM
    teen beat is a rockin track!
  • Avatar for vgraybeard
    Oh Yeahhhh!!! In my wild and wicked youth, I had the albums; thought my music was lost and gone forever. The music is baaaaaaaack.
  • Avatar for rockingdaddy
    man that is what i call druming......
  • Avatar for brenjohn4
    GREAT GREAT
  • Avatar for reedi
    This guys got rhythm!

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