Harmonica Almanac – April 15

 Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died on this day in 1865. According to Carl Sandburg, Lincoln played his harmonica at one of the Lincoln-Douglass debates.

Frank Otis Frost

Frank Otis Frost

Blues singer, guitar and harmonica player Frank Otis Frost learned how to play the harmonica from Little Willie Foster and Sonny Boy Williamson II. He began playing professionally during the mid-1950’s. Frost was born on this day in 1936.

Dewey Corley

Dewey Corley

Blues multi-instrumentalist Dewey Corley died on this day in 1974. Corley learned how to play the harmonica as a child growing up in Arkansas. In the mid-1920’s he worked with several jug bands around Memphis. He worked in and out of music for the rest of his life, even recording a few records for several labels before he died.

That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!

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