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Prototype Online: Remo Belli, father of the modern drumhead

January 15, 2010

What do the Beatles, DuPont, and Mickey Rooney have in common? Remo Belli. After World War II, Belli moved to Los Angeles and entered into a thriving community of fellow musicians, entertainers, and entrepreneurs. In the search for improvements over the animal skins used for most drumheads, Belli and his collaborators perfected the first practical, synthetic drumhead, made with Mylar, and set new standards for the music products industry.