Harmonica Almanac – August 7

Folk harmonica player Harmonica Frank Floyd died on this day in 1984. Floyd Began playing the harmonica at the age of ten, ran away from home when he was twelve and spent most of his life playing harmonica in sideshows and carnivals.

Chord and bass harmonica player Les Magann worked with The Harmaniacs, The Harmonica Rascals and Johnny Puleo’s Harmonica gang. Magann died on this day in 1999.

Folk banjo and harmonica player Mike Seeger came from a musical family that included brother Pete Seeger. Mike helped to found the group, The New Lost City Ramblers. Seeger died on this day in 2009.

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

I am the author of "The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica", which is still available on the internet in limited edition.

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