Harmonica Almanac – May 10
Movie star Fred Astaire was born on this day in 1899. While I’m not sure if Astaire actually played the harmonica, he made it look totally cool in the movie “Carefree” where he not only sang and danced and played the harmonica, but played golf at the same time as well.
Folk singer-songwriter, guitar and harmonica player Donovan enjoyed quite a bit of popularity as Scotland’s answer to Bob Dylan. He usually played the harmonica on a neckbrace. Dovovan was born on this day in 1946.
Slide guitar and harmonica player Lee Brilleaux was born on this day in 1952. Brilleuax played in the British R&B band, Dr. Feelgood.
U2 frontman Bono sometimes plays the harmonica and guitar. Bono was born on this day in 1960.
That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!