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Green, George Hamiltonlocked

(23 May 1893–11 September 1970)
  • Karen Harrod

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Green, George Hamilton (23 May 1893–11 September 1970), keyboard percussionist, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of George H. Green, a musician, and Minnie (maiden name unknown). He and his two brothers and younger sister were raised in a middle-class musical family. His father taught music harmony and composition at Nebraska University and held the position of bandmaster of the 7th Ward Band, then a well-known and important part of Omaha’s cultural life. Green, who first studied piano and was considered a prodigy by age four, taught himself to play xylophone and at age twelve performed xylophone solos with his father’s band. He subsequently enrolled in some music courses at Drake University, but he left college to pursue a career as a professional musician. Green married Georgia Ellen (maiden name unknown), a girl from the neighborhood, in 1913; they had a son and a daughter....

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