Harmonica Almanac – October 1

Christian Friedrich Buschmann died on this day in 1864. Buschmann is generally credited with having invented the harmonica.

Christian Friedrich Buschmann
Blues guitar and harmonica player George “Wild Child” Butler was born on this day in 1936. Butler began playing the harmonica at the age of six and was soon playing at local parties in his native Alabama. He remained active in music for most of his life.

Rock singer Michael “Cub” Koda fronted the band Brownsville Station. Their biggest hit, “Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room” featured a harmonica solo by Koda. He was born on this day in 1948.

Blues guitar and harmonica player John Brim died on this day in 2003. Brim worked with John Lee “Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and other Blues giants in addition to playing as a solo artist.

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

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