Harmonica Almanac – January 19

Classical composer Luciano Chailly was born on this day in 1920. Chailly wrote “Improvvisazione No. 9 for Harmonica, Strings and Percussion” for John Sebastian in 1962.

Blues guitar and harmonica player Joe Johnson taught himself how to play as a youngster. He began playing professionally in 1959. Johnson was born on this day in 1942.

Baseball legend Stan Musial died on this day in 2013. In addition to being a legendary player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Musial loved to play the harmonica and even wrote a book on how to play the harmonica.

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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