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Touching History

I have always been a person of many passions and interests… and am constantly curious about history and events. Have you ever come close to touching history? Perhaps you attended an historical event or been introduced to a person of … Continue reading

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My Best Birthday

It just happened that this year… my Birthday fell on a Wednesday… Monktet Rehearsal Night. I thought it would be great fun to celebrate with my band and a few friends. Since I usually spoil my musicians by setting out … Continue reading

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Hollywood Invades Magruders June 1976

Chaos Broke out at the home of John and Joy Magruder when a variety of escapees from nearby studios invaded the celebration of the Magruder Machine’s Third birthday. It was reported that the first to arrive was a tribe of … Continue reading

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At Last…Wilmon is Here!

I’ve wanted to write about Larry Wilmon Williams for some time now…but found it very overwhelming to write Anything…since this special man and his music both reside in my house. Larry’s musical experience, which is at once joyous and mischevious, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Diamond…

I thought you’d like to hear the story about Al Capone… a Diamond… Prohibition…the “Beer Baron of Chicago”…and an unusual payment of debt, gangster style. During the Prohibition era in Chicago… it wasn’t the Italians who were the “muscle” in … Continue reading

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A Star was Born

Lights….Camera….Action! Standing alone….in the center of a white room….surrounded by contemporary works of Art…was a lone baby-grand piano. The music is forever silent but its mere presence is definitely fortissimo. It is the former “Magruder” Piano transformed by artist, Ray … Continue reading

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