[78-L] where art thou, o Muse?

Malcolm malcolm at 78data.com.invalid
Fri Nov 13 09:40:14 PST 2015

On a tangent to the ironic last recordings of various artists thread, 
has there ever been a recording artist that "lost the muse" and dropped 
out of the business to work at another profession?
Only one I can think of was Frank Ferera, the prolific Hawaiian steel 
guitarist who went on to become a grocer on the Upper West Side of New 
York City, c . 1933. And this after a 20 year career in the recording 
business. Possibly he couldn't, or didn't want to, adapt his acoustic 
playing style to the new electric instrument. Or maybe it was the great 
Anyone else?

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