MUSIC NEWS- Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy has died at the age of 84, according to the Los Angeles Times obituary. The world class drummer suffered a heart attack on May 24 at his home in Calabasas, CA.
Shaughnessy grew up in Jersey City, NJ in the 1930s and started playing drums while in his teens. He soon began playing jazz drums in New York City and became a staff musician at CBS in the 1950s. He also became a well-known big band drummer, playing with stars such as Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.