Carlo Little (
17 December 1938— 6 August 2005) was an influential rock and roll drummer, based on the London nightclubscene in the 1960s. He was the first drummer with The Rolling Stonesand taught Keith Moonhow to play.fact|date=March 2008 Little was also with Cyril DaviesAll Stars and was the founding member of Screaming Lord Sutch's Savages.
Born Carl O'Neil Little at the
Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Shepherd's Bush, London, England, he was brought up and lived in Wembley, Middlesexfor most of his life - his fellow townsmen included peers Keith Moon, Ginger Bakerand Charlie Watts, all of whom would find fame with the same instrument. He was included in the evacuation of civilians during World War II as a child, and sent to relatives in Walesduring the Blitzin London.
As a teenager he discovered Ted Heath and then
skifflemusic, especially Chris Barberand Lonnie Donegan. Skiffle inspired Little to join a band, Derek Addison's Rhythm Katz. By the late 1950s rock and roll had arrived in the United Kingdom, and Little became a huge fan of Chuck Berryand Little Richard, whose drummer Earl Palmerhe was influenced by.
Little found himself called up in 1958 to join the British
National service, where he served in Kenyaand Malta. He was demobbed in 1960.
Little died of
lung cancerin Cleadon, Tyne and Wearin 2005, at the age of 65.
Rhythm and blues
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