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Bluesman Provine Hatch died on this day in 2003. Hatch began performing professionally as a singer and harmonica player while he was a teenager and remained active until shortly ...

Lawman Wyatt Earp died on this day in 1929. Legend says that he played the harmonica. Victor Pankowitz, also know as Vic Pace, died on this day in 2000. A childhood friend of ...

Louisiana Blues guitar and harmonica player Slim Harpo was born on this day in 1924. Slim created some of the great classics of the Blues, including “I’m a King Bee”, “Scratch My ...

Outlaw Frank James was born on this day in 1843. Legend has it that his life was spared when a bullet was stopped by the harmonica he carried in his pocket. Bluesman Sam ...

Tommy Gary played harmonica with Son Borum, Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon and others from the 1920’s through the 1960’s. He was born on this day in 1919. Blues saxophone and ...

I have no births or deaths to report for today. As some of you know, for the past year I have headed the harmonica department at Jimmy’s Music in Woodstock, Illinois. It’s been a ...

Blues guitar and harmonica player Bobo Jenkins was born on this day in 1916. He started in music at the age of 5 and when he was 25 he appeared on the King Biscuit Time radio ...

President Theodore Roosevelt died on this day in 1919. In addition to all of his other accomplishments, Roosevelt also enjoyed playing the harmonica. Frontman Kim Wilson was ...

President Calvin Coolidge was one of seven known harmonica-playing presidents. He died on this day in 1933. Vaudeville harmonica player Sid Gould died on this day in 1996. He ...

Chord harmonica player Bob Bauer was born on this day in 1937. Bob began playing in harmonica trios in the late 50’s and took over as the main chord harmonica player for the ...

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