Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, United States (1907 – 1968)
George Wettling (November 28, 1907 - June 6, 1968) was an American jazz drummer.
He was one of the young white Chicagoans who fell in love with jazz as a result of hearing King Oliver's band (with Louis Armstrong on second cornet) at the Lincoln Gardens in Chicago in the early 1920s. Oliver's drummer, Baby Dodds, made a particular and lasting impression upon Wettling.
Wettling went on to work with the big bands of Artie Shaw, Bunny Berigan, Red Norvo, Paul… read more
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