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Purdie was born on June 11, 1941 in Elkton, Maryland , US, the eleventh of fifteen children. [5] At an early age he began hitting cans with sticks and learned the elements of drumming techniques from overhearing lessons being given by Leonard Heywood. He later took lessons from Heywood and played in Heywood's big band. Purdie's other influences at that time were Papa Jo Jones , Buddy Rich , Gene Krupa , Joe Marshall , Art Blakey , [6] as well as Cozy Cole , Sticks Evans , Panama Francis , Louis Bellson , and Herbie Lovelle . [7]

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