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April 4, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
The gig: Chief executive and founder of Valencia-based Remo Inc., a pioneer in drumhead technology and a leading manufacturer of drumheads for more than 50 years. Background: Remo Belli, 82, started drumming at age 12, while growing up in the South Bend-Mishawaka, Ind., area near Elkhart, a city known for producing band instruments. Because of the manpower drain created by World War II, he was able to become a professional drummer at 16 while still in high school. After a stint in the Navy, he played with jazz and swing groups and moved to California.
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April 4, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
The gig: Chief executive and founder of Valencia-based Remo Inc., a pioneer in drumhead technology and a leading manufacturer of drumheads for more than 50 years. Background: Remo Belli, 82, started drumming at age 12, while growing up in the South Bend-Mishawaka, Ind., area near Elkhart, a city known for producing band instruments. Because of the manpower drain created by World War II, he was able to become a professional drummer at 16 while still in high school. After a stint in the Navy, he played with jazz and swing groups and moved to California.
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November 16, 1985 | JANE GREENSTEIN, Greenstein, a Times intern, is a journalism student at USC. and
"At first I thought this was some kind of joke," said Englishman Jim Marshall, 62, when he heard about the Guitar Center's Rock Walk to honor musical innovators. But the creator of the Marshall amplifier saw that Guitar Center President Ray Scherr wasn't kidding, as the inventor joined 1,500 other invited guests Wednesday night for the unveiling of the Chinese Theatre-style forecourt at the Sunset Boulevard entrance to the new Guitar Center complex.
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February 10, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the casual music fan, drums are Ringo Starr. They're the province of the lead singer's opposite, cluttering the rear of the stage, deep in the shadows. As both drummer and businessman, Remo Belli sees something different. "It ain't all rock 'n' roll," cracked Belli, founder and CEO of Remo Inc. in Valencia, the world's leading seller of drumheads, the skins that drummers hit. Belli, inventor of the synthetic drumhead, envisions a whole new market--therapy drummers.
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February 10, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the casual music fan, drums are Ringo Starr. They're the province of the lead singer's opposite, cluttering the rear of the stage, deep in the shadows. As both drummer and businessman, Remo Belli sees something different. "It ain't all rock 'n' roll," cracked Belli, founder and CEO of Remo Inc. in Valencia, the world's leading seller of drumheads, the skins that drummers hit. Belli, inventor of the synthetic drumhead, envisions a whole new market--therapy drummers.
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February 8, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the casual music fan, drums are Ringo Starr. They're the province of the lead singer's unglamorous opposite, equipment cluttering the rear of the stage, pounded on by figures deep in the shadows. As both drummer and businessman, Remo Belli sees something different. "It ain't all rock 'n' roll," cracked Belli, founder and CEO of Remo Inc., the world's leading seller of drumheads--the skin that drummers hit.
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January 19, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
If President Clinton, who is scheduled to visit today, wants to know the heart and soul of Los Angeles, let him visit small businesses in the earthquake-hit San Fernando Valley. There he will find companies cleaning up, testing machinery and starting work again. If Clinton takes his saxophone and visits Remo Belli, president and owner of Remo Inc.
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August 12, 1994 | R. DANIEL FOSTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; R. Daniel Foster writes regularly for The Times.
In a town built on anomalies, this one harbors one cottage industry that's put together more oddly, and noisily, than most: African Percussion, an African drum-making shop run out of two trailers perched far up Old Topanga Road. Owner Paulo Mattioli, an Italian who hails from Madison, Wis., steps out of one trailer, looking like an African version of New Age musician Yanni. Within minutes, he rolls a djembe drum from a trailer and sends a primal beat tumbling down the canyon.
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April 9, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viken Najarian is betting that he can do for the oud what Leo Fender did for the guitar. Najarian, working alone in his dusty garage workshop, has produced an electric version of the oud, a traditional pear-shaped instrument that has been an integral part of Middle Eastern folk music for more than 2,000 years.
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March 4, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viken Najarian is betting that he can do for the oud what Leo Fender did for the guitar. Working alone in his dusty garage workshop, Najarian has produced an electric version of the oud, a pear-shaped instrument that has been an integral part of Middle Eastern folk music for more than 2,000 years.
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February 8, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the casual music fan, drums are Ringo Starr. They're the province of the lead singer's unglamorous opposite, equipment cluttering the rear of the stage, pounded on by figures deep in the shadows. As both drummer and businessman, Remo Belli sees something different. "It ain't all rock 'n' roll," cracked Belli, founder and CEO of Remo Inc., the world's leading seller of drumheads--the skin that drummers hit.
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November 16, 1985 | JANE GREENSTEIN, Greenstein, a Times intern, is a journalism student at USC. and
"At first I thought this was some kind of joke," said Englishman Jim Marshall, 62, when he heard about the Guitar Center's Rock Walk to honor musical innovators. But the creator of the Marshall amplifier saw that Guitar Center President Ray Scherr wasn't kidding, as the inventor joined 1,500 other invited guests Wednesday night for the unveiling of the Chinese Theatre-style forecourt at the Sunset Boulevard entrance to the new Guitar Center complex.
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