[78-L] 78-era necrology

Harold Aherne leotolstoy_75 at yahoo.com.invalid
Fri Jan 26 16:17:14 PST 2018

It really depends on how you define "height" of someone's career. Some of the people I'm naming hadn't recorded for a few years at the time of their deaths,
and some 19th century opera stars were already past the prime of their careers when they were first comitted to wax. But anyway:

Roger Harding (1901)
Frank Banta Sr. (1903)
Dan Leno (1904)
Francesco Tamagno (1905)
Will F. Denny (1908)
George Walker (1911)
Harry Fragson (1913)
George W. Johnson (1914)
Lillian Nordica (1914)
Pol Plançon (1914)
Len Spencer (1914)
Dave Montgomery (1917)
Nat M. Wills (1917)
William F. Hooley (1918)
James R. Europe (1919)
Cal Stewart (1919)
George Gaskin (1920)
Ada Jones (1922)
Bert Savoy (1923)
Reed Miller (1923)
Edna Hicks (1925)
Paul Biese (1925)
Bert Ralton (1927)
Nora Bayes (1928)
Joe T. Schenck (1930)

The following artists also died during the 78 era (sometimes even before electrical recording), although it had been some time since they had made any records:

Ada Rehan (1916)
Adelina Patti (1919)
Ralph C. Herz (1921)
Bob Roberts (1930)
Gene Greene (1930)
George MacFarlane (1932)
Arthur Collins (1933)
John Yorke Atlee (1933; often misreported as 1910)
Edward M. Favor (1936)
Grace Kerns (1936)
Byron Harlan (1936)
Dan W. Quinn (1938)
Eddie Morton (1938)

Is this what you're looking for? Too little, too much?


On Wed, 1/24/18, Rodger Holtin <rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid> wrote:

 Subject: [78-L] 78-era necrology
 To: "78-List" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
 Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:05 AM
 Apologies if we've done this before and
 I don't remember it, but have we
 attempted a list of those recording
 folks who died at (or near) the height
 of their careers during the 78 Era?
 Here are a few that pop to mind
 Beiderbecke, Bix
 Berigan, Bunny
 Bernie, Ben
 Berry, Chu
 Blanton, Jimmy
 Bowly, Al
 Caruso, Enrico
 Christian, Charlie
 Clark, Buddy
 Colombo, Russ
 Coon, Carlton
 Duchin, Eddy
 Gershwin, George
 Kapell, William
 Kemp, Hal
 Knapp, Orville
 Lang, Eddie
 Lunceford, Jimmie
 Miley, Bubber
 Miller, Glenn
 Mills, John
 Moten, Bennie
 Murray, Don
 Parker, Charlie
 Ragas, Henry
 Rodgers, Jimmie
 Rogers, Will
 Savitt, Jan
 Stanley, Frank
 Teschmacher, Frank
 Valentino, Rudolph
 Waller, Fats
 Webb, Chick
 Williams, Bert
 Williams, Hank
 Zurke, Bob
 Surely I'm missing somebody.
 Rodger Holtin
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