Orrin Tucker

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Orrin Tucker
Interview Date: April 25, 2003
Job Title: Musician
Birthdate: February 17, 1911
Deceased: April 12, 2011

Orrin Tucker’s Orchestra recorded one of the greatest successes of the big band era, “Oh Johnny Oh.” This novelty number featured the shy voice of Wee Bonnie Baker and has come to symbolize the musical era and the social climent of America during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Orrin enjoyed a full career as a bandleader player in ballrooms and supper clubs up to the 1990s. His personalize and charm led to a number of acting roles in his later years. Orrin’s NAMM Oral History interview was completed on April 25, 2003.   When Orrin passed away in April 2011 at the age of 100, he was thought to be one of the last bandleaders from that golden era of the big bands.

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