Musical History

The singers and musicians who have entertained us.
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Believed to have been in existence for over 55,000 years, music has been some part of every culture, everywhere. From the human voice (which may have been the first "instrument") to pipes, flutes, and drums and then into full blown orchestras, music has evolved but its purpose remains the same - to express, and support, the human psyche.

While music today depends on technological advancements, a couple of centuries ago almost everyone played an instrument or even had a family band. Before radio and television, the evening entertainment consisted of games and music - both supplied by the family. These are pictures of some of those family bands and some of the musicians who supplied entertainment to those of us who were less talented!
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A photo of John Severin Rabitaile
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jan 27, 2016 by: Richard Rabitaille
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This is an early photo of Mr Riley B. King (1925 - 2015) described as a blues singer, song writer, and guitarist - but better described as legend. B.B. King (his stage name) was born in Mississippi on a cotton plantation near the town of Itta Bena. His parents were sharecroppers. His recording career began with his first single in 1949. It took a couple of years for him to catch on, but when he did, a legend was born. He was married twice and had between 11 and 15 children. At the time of his death, on May 14th, 2015, he was living in Las Vegas. You could say "the thrill is gone" but his music and his guitar, Luciille, will be with us forever. Thank you, B.B!
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Sep 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015
A photo of Gerald "Jerry" Lee Byers
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Feb 14, 2015 by: Jeri Scott
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A photo of Ruth Kaiser
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Feb 2, 1911 - Jul 19, 2010
Added Dec 12, 2014 by: Charles Karelitz
Charles Karelitz
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A photo of Helen & Madeline Martz
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Nov 27, 1922 - May 2, 2002
Added Aug 21, 2014 by: Miranda Gerholt
Miranda Gerholt
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A photo of Knut Paul Ourom in his flat in Oslo in the early fitfies
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Feb 4, 1922 - Oct 15, 2010
This is a photo of J T Perkins added by Elizabeth Rodgers on January 14, 2021.
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Sep 11, 1927 - Aug 11, 1998
Added Jan 14 by: Elizabeth Rodgers
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This is a photo of Frank Marshall Kimbrough added by Amanda S. Stevenson on January 11, 2021.
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Nov 2, 1956 - Dec 30, 2020
Added Jan 11 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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Murray Harland Burton & wife Margaret Gertrude Callan-Burton a band they had for 30 years The Burton Beats
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Mar 6, 1917 - May 29, 1998
Added Jan 10 by: Nick Christy Pedro
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This is a photo of Shawn Boykin added by Jessica Boykin on December 30, 2020.
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Jul 2, 1958 - September 2020
Added Dec 30, 2020 by: Jessica Boykin
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This is a photo of Donald Walbridge Shirley added by Amanda S. Stevenson on December 23, 2020.
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Jan 29, 1927 - Apr 6, 2013
Added Dec 23, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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The 1947 Lindenwood College for Women yearbook photo of Delta Phi Delta officers. Shown here is President Sarah Hall, and Secretary-Treasurer Marjorie Moehlenkamp Delta Phi Delta is an honorary music sorority organized to foster a greater love and appreciation of music. It also encourages active participation in civic music affairs. One of the main social events this year was the tea given jointly with Mu Phi Epsilon for all music majors. Other activities included the carol singing at Christmas and the student recital presented late in the winter. Membership is open to all public school music majors as well as freshmen and sophomores who are applied music majors. Seated: Hall, McCormac Second row: Morris, Steward, Moehlenkamp, Watt Not pictured: Bates, Becker, Gordon, Mayhall
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Oct 5, 1928 - Jun 1, 2003
This is a photo of Vincenzo De Meis added by Jennie De Meis on December 3, 2020.
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1866 - Unknown
Appearing in the 1983 Rock Hill High School this photo was taken of the Choral Ensemble. It reads: Choral Members, (Boys): Scott Faile, Mike Allman, Ronnie Bailey, Jim Calkins, Jody Silvers, Jim Driskell, Edward Garrison. (Girls): Jill Cate, Dawn Hefley, Rhonda Hyatt,, Susan Hernandez, Paula Layman, Laura Kilby, Alice Harris, Melanie Sessoms, Polly Sutton, Anita Grasty, Robin Hamilton, Sharon Kennington, Melanie Eudy, Lisa Dixon, Rhonda Demby, Melinda Snyder, Lisa Dal Poggetto. Below the image it reads: Rock Hill High School's choral program is designed to give interested students a chance to improve and display their musical talents. All chorus students are first introduced into the program by taking Chorus I. Then, if chosen by Mrs. Helton, they continue with Chorus II and the Choral Ensemble. These two groups perform at Christmas and in the spring. The Choral Ensemble performs each year at the community Christmas program at Winthrop College.
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Sep 15, 1967 - Jan 23, 1990
The 1983 Rock Hill High School All-State Honors Chorus listed here are: (Girls) Susan Hernandez, Melanie Eudy, Mary Tucker, Lisa Dixon, Sharon Kennington, Melinda Snyder. (Boys) Jim Calkins, Ronnie Bailey and Mike Allman. Beside this photo that appeared in the 1983 Rock Hill High School yearbook it reads: The greatest honor that a chorus member can receive is being chosen a member of the All-State Honors Chorus. These students have achieved the highest scores at the auditions held in the fall. Their annual concert displays the musical talent possessed by each member of the Chorus.
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Sep 15, 1967 - Jan 23, 1990
The 1959 Redford High School Band with George Guy Rumohr in the middle of the photo second from the left (young man behind the boy with glasses).
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Feb 19, 1943 - Apr 29, 2008
This is a photo of Johan Severin Svendsen added by Amanda S. Stevenson on October 13, 2020.
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Sep 30, 1840 - Jun 14, 1911
Added Oct 13, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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The Vocal Music club at Shaw High School. This photo is labelled as the "Rythm Teens" Row one: S. Al-Jeleel, T. Williams, M. Ivory, C. Jones Row two: G. Williams, A. Vernon, S. Leonard, P. Riggs, M. McKinley, Row three: T. Hatten, V. Thompson, C. Worthy, J. Johnson. I believe "C. Worthy" is Nakia Charlie Worthy
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Dec 2, 1974 - Jul 21, 2008
Hansel Vibbert who preached at Calvary Temple in Evansville Indiana.
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Jul 20, 1916 - June 1986
Added Sep 22, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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Harold Loyd and Fayard Nicholas - brothers who made the famous tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers.
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Mar 27, 1921 - Jul 3, 2000
Added Sep 20, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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Michael Jackson around the prime of his career with E.T. from the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Aug 29, 1958 - Jun 25, 2009
This is a photo of Unidentified British Band added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 11, 2020.
Singer "Melissa Love", actual name Melissa Haferman Januskevicius who was murdered August 16th 1999 as she was returning home.
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Dec 20, 1978 - Aug 17, 1999
Added Sep 8, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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Hour long TV special "Meanwhile Back At the Ranch" shot on location in Central City, Colorado and telecast, Friday, August 16th 1974.
This is a photo of accordian with group of people added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 4, 2020.
This is a photo of Unknown Soldier and violin added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 4, 2020.
This is a photo of Charlie Daniels added by Kathy Pinna on July 6, 2020.
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Oct 28, 1936 - Jul 6, 2020
Added Jul 6, 2020 by: Kathy Pinna
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Younger David Sadler
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Sep 29, 1901 - May 26, 1990
Added Jun 12, 2020 by: Lisa Simonok
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THE KINGSMEN...JOSEPH F DOMENICE JR (CENTER) PAT TOLLAND
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Jan 20, 1927 - Jan 19, 2004
Added May 30, 2020 by: Tina Domenice
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This is a photo of Sailor Girl Band? added by Kat Schwartz on May 15, 2020.
Added May 15, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
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This is a photo of Gene Krupa added by Amanda S. Stevenson on April 27, 2020.
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Jan 15, 1909 - Oct 16, 1973
Added Apr 27, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of William King Mead Rahmlow added by Stephenie Rahmlow on April 26, 2020.
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Feb 2, 1941 - Unknown
Added Apr 26, 2020 by: Stephenie Rahmlow
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This is a photo of Dizzy Gillespie added by Amanda S. Stevenson on April 22, 2020.
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Oct 21, 1917 - Jan 6, 1993
Added Apr 22, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Charles Mingus added by Amanda S. Stevenson on April 22, 2020.
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Apr 22, 1922 - Jan 5, 1979
Added Apr 22, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Charles Mingus added by Amanda S. Stevenson on April 22, 2020.
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Apr 22, 1922 - Jan 5, 1979
Added Apr 22, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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great uncle Henry is holding the sax
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Jul 8, 1898 - September 1978
Added Apr 9, 2020 by: Bill Carlson
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This is a photo of Sandy Wilson added by Amanda S. Stevenson on April 3, 2020.
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May 19, 1924 - Aug 27, 2014
Added Apr 3, 2020 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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This is a photo of Joe Nez added by JoeNez Heritage on March 13, 2020. Joe Nez Snr of the blessed memory Singer, songwriter & musician from Owerri, Nigeria.Born January 1939 Died March 13 1982
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Jan 27, 1939 - Mar 13, 1982
Added Mar 13, 2020 by: JoeNez Heritage
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A photo of Gilbert Corsia
Added Jan 22, 2020 by: Vincent Corsia
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A photo of Pablo Casals
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Dec 29, 1876 - Oct 23, 1973
Added Nov 16, 2019 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of Igor Stravinsky
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Jun 18, 1882 - April 1971
Added Aug 8, 2019 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of Joseph Francis Domenice Jr. Center "THE KINGSMEN"
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Jan 20, 1927 - Jan 19, 2004
Added Jul 13, 2019 by: Tina Domenice
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A photo of William Carridine
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Sep 8, 1898 - Nov 11, 1958
Added Apr 28, 2019 by: Henry Da Massa
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A photo of William Carridine
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Sep 8, 1898 - Nov 11, 1958
Added Apr 28, 2019 by: Henry Da Massa
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A photo of Misha Bichkoff
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Oct 14, 1888 - Apr 6, 1970
Added Apr 26, 2019 by: Lisa Foreman
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A photo of Eduard Balsereit ist ca. 30 Jahre alt. Edurard Balsereit liebte Musik. Er konnte nur 3% sehen. Aber auf den Instrumenten war er der Meister. Die Liebe zur Musik und zu den Instrumenten hat er versucht seinen acht Kindern und drei Stiefkindern nahe zu bringen. Nur einer wurde Geigenbauer und übt diesen Beruf bis heute aus.
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Jun 4, 1912 - 1984
Added Mar 28, 2019 by: Helmut Balsereit
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