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Elliot M. Fine

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Age 86, of Bloomington Formerly of North Minneapolis Died on May 4, 2012. Preceded in death by his wife, Agnes. Survived by son, Milo (Susan); brother, Leo (Maureen); and an extended family which includes relatives, many friends, colleagues and countless drum and percussion students. Elliot started playing drums at age 11, and his career ran the gamut from drum corps, burlesque, Dixieland, show band, big band, small group jazz, and pop, to 41 years with the Minnesota Orchestra and even occasional forays into free improvisation with Milo. Additionally, he was the author of drum instruction books, including, with Marv Dahlgren, the seminal "4-Way Coordination" and 2 volumes of "Accent on Accents". Elliot Fine was a drummer's drummer. No services at his request. 612-825-2435


Published in Pioneer Press on May 6, 2012
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