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Spike Jones

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Listen: That Old Black Magic / Spike Jones

By age 11, Spike Jones was playing pots and pans, substituting forks, knives and spoons for sticks. Years later he became known as the best drummer in Hollywood. This popular rendition of the much covered ‘That Old Black Magic, which never charted, is rumored to have sold over one million copies in the US alone.

When current, he considered himself a maker of sounds, not music and eventually, his zany style clearly became a direct influence on The Bonzo Dog Band, like The Goons before them.