Harmonica Almanac – May 26
Singer, drummer and harmonica player Levon Helm was born on this day in 1942. Helm was a member of the group, The Band and also had a solo stellar career. His harmonica playing can be heard on some of The Band’s hits and he also worked with Pail Butterfield in later years.
Conutry musician Hank Williams Jr. Plays several instruments, including the harmonica and has been playing professionally since he was eight years old. Williams was born on this day in 1949.
Country singer and harmonica player Onie Wheeler died on this day in 1984. Wheeler started working professionally in music after winning a talent contest while serving during World War Two. During the 1950’s he worked with Elvis Presley, Jetty Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others. He died while performing on stage.
That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!