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Finding Aid to the Earl "Fatha" Hines Collection, 1903-1983, bulk 1903-1983
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Collection of items relating to the personal and musical life of Earl "Fatha" Hines, jazz pianist and bandleader.
(b Duquesne, PA, 28 Dec 1903; d Oakland, CA, 22 April 1983). American jazz pianist and bandleader. He studied the trumpet briefly with his father, took his first piano lessons with his mother, and later studied with other teachers in Pittsburgh. He first played professionally in 1918, accompanying the singer Lois Deppe, with whom he later made his first recordings; his earnings allowed him to study with two local pianists.
Number of containers: 27 Linear feet: 32.1
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Collection is open for research.