Earl Young

Real Name:Earl Donald Young

Philadelphia-born drummer, songwriter & producer.
He was one of the leading figures in the Philly Soul Sound during the 70's.
Worked for Golden Fleece. Widely recognised as the inventor of the four on the floor rhythm pattern which paved the way of disco and techno genre. He used the foot pedal as the main driving force at a constant 120 BPM speed held tightly by the hi-hat and basic drum beat. Can be heard on the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes's 1973 single The Love I Lost.

Born: June 2, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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In Groups:B-H-Y, Brothers Of Hope, MFSB, Ronnie, Norman and Earl, The Exceptions (3), The Hidden Cost, The Interpretations, The Landslides, The Night People, The Salsoul Orchestra, The Trammps, The Volcanos (2)
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