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b. Nudie Cohen, 15 Dec 1902, Kiev, Russia, d. 9 Might 1984, North Hollywood, California, USA. The surname in addition has been provided as Cohn but he’s usually known as simply ‘Nudie’. His dad was a bootmaker in the Russian military so that as a young man he started to …

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Borrah Minevitch

b. 5 November 1902, Kiev, Russia, d. 26 June 1955, Paris, France. Minevitch visited America along with his family members around 1913. After learning piano and violin, he find the harmonica. His playing skill allowed him to try out in vaudeville theatres and on the concert system. In 1925 he …

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