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Jess Willard

Although his career being a recording artist lasted significantly less than a decade, Jess Willard, a self-described “ordinary country boy,” is appreciated fondly for his cheerful personality in addition to “Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor,” which became a rockabilly standard. Blessed in 1916 four a few months after his namesake had …

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James L. Lyons

b. 18 November 1916, USA, d. 10 Apr 1994. One of the biggest of jazz’s promoters and impresarios, Lyons was initially used in 1941 like a promotion agent for any dance hall location providing Stan Kenton’s ‘Artistry In Tempo Orchestra’. Currently a jazz fan, and impressed by Kenton’s build, he …

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