Philip Paul, Legendary Drummer Who Created Beat For ‘The Twist,’ Is Dead

Philip Paul Death

Philip Paul Death – Obituary, Philip Paul Has Passed Away – Born in Harlem in 1925, Paul hinted that his parents rented drums for him, when they noticed his love for beating and drumming of random items. The drummer was on the original recordings of popular songs like “Fever” and “Please Come Home for Christmas.

The legendary drummer who created beat for ‘The Twist,’ Philip Paul, has passed away on Tuesday, the 1st of February, 2022, at age 96, the sudden demise of the great icon and legend was publicized by WCPO 9 on their verified twitter handle on the above mentioned date.

The Cincinnati drummer who was on the original recordings of popular songs like “Fever” and “Please Come Home for Christmas,” died of COVID-19 according to reports from a genuine source on Sunday night at age 96. The deceased made jazz what it is till date as he played the drums performing with people like Dizzy Gillespie at Cincinnati’s Cotton Club and The Apollo in New York City.

He was awarded for creating the beat for “The Twist, Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home for Christmas,” and almost all original recordings for nearly every song Freddie King made. On Philip’s 95th birthday, grazed the event with a beautiful performance at the Symphony Hotel and Restaurant.

Before his demise he was inducted into the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame, and was also honored at the Rock and Roll of Fame and Museum as part of its “From Songwriters to Soundmen, alongside his beautiful wife.

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