Harmonica Almanac – June 6

Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian

Classical composer Aram Khachaturian was born on this day in 1903. Khachaturian wrote “Armenian Rhapsody for Mouth Organ and Orchestra’ in the 1970’s for Larry Adler.

Raful Neal

Raful Neal

Louisiana Blues harmonica player Raful Neal learned to play the harmonica from Ike Brown. During his career Neal Worked with Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy, Eddie Lang and others. Neal was born on this day in 1936.

Sugar Ray Norcia

Sugar Ray Norcia

Blues harmonica player Sugar Ray Norcia was born on this day in 1954. He has played with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Roomful of Blues as well as performing and recording on his own.

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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