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First Drum Loop in the book "The Art of Digital Music"
Bernhard's big book informs:-
>Another excerpt for our historians: "the distinction for the first
>commercial record to use a drum loop probably goes to producer Albhy
>Galuten. The Bee Gees' song "Stayin' Alive" used a loop of drums extracted
>from their song "Night Fever". It refers to an article in "Mix" of October
>2000. Apparently Galuten used the loop again for Bee Gees' "More Than a
>Woman" and Barbra Sreisand's "I'm a Woman in Love"
I think Zappa used tape loops for the drums on "Ruben and the Jets".
That would be 1968,
difficult to confirm since the original drumming was replaced for the