- Category : 1927-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (13,20,31)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 2
American jazz drummer who developed and marketed the first successful synthetic drumheads and in 1957 founded the Remo company.
In the 1950s he bought a supply of Mylar, a durable polyester film, and after testing its qualities by stapling it to a drum hoop, established a partnership with chemist Samuel Muchnick who developed a way of bonding the plastic membrane to an aluminum hoop.
After founding the company Remo Inc., he started marketing the new synthetic drumheads in 1957, with endorsements from leading drummers such as Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. The new drums, marketed as Remo Weather King, eventually became a huge commercial success.
Belli died of pneumonia on 25 April 2016 in Pasadena, California, aged 88.