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SOCIAL HISTORY: ORRIN TUCKER DIES AT 100 – LAST OF THE BIG-BAND LEADERS IS GONE

Social History – Wonderful video celebrating Tucker’s 100 Birthday on Youtube. Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.’s Stardust Ballroom; he was one of the last big-band dance orchestra leaders. The orchestra’s 1939 rendition of ‘Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!’ with Bonnie Baker on vocals was a national hit. In 1975 he turned a Sunset Boulevard skating rink into ... Read More »