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Ed Shaughnessy

Edwin T. Shaughnessy was born 29 January 1929, in Jersey City, New Jersey. A self-taught drummer, Shaughnessy came to prominence, mainly in the New York area, in the late 40s working with George Shearing, Jack Teagarden, Georgie Auld and especially Charlie Ventura.

In the 50s he became more widely known owing to engagements with bands led by Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey and he also worked with Johnny Richards. In the 60s he was with Count Basie and also worked extensively in New York studios, securing a 29 year engagement with The Tonight Show band, under Doc Severinson.

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