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date: 21 August 2019

Berigan, Bunnylocked

(02 November 1908–02 June 1942)
  • Eddie S. Meadows


Berigan, Bunny (02 November 1908–02 June 1942), jazz trumpeter, was born Roland Bernard Berigan in Hilbert, Wisconsin, the son of William P. “Cap” Berigan, a railroad agent and then a candy and cigarette salesman, and Mayme Schlitzberg, a piano teacher. Berigan’s musical studies began with his mother, who taught him piano. He made his first public appearance at age eight as a vocalist, with accompaniment by his mother. In 1922 he took part in his first jazz concert as a member of the Pennsylvanians, a band led by Merrill Owen; he played trumpet and violin and sang. He dropped out of high school in his junior year....

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