This Day in History: 1907-03-15

Jimmy McParland, American traditional jazz cornetist, replaced Bix Beiderbecke in the Wolverines (1923), joined Ben Pollack’s orchestra in 1927, Broadway pit musician during Depression, joined Army during WWII (sent to Normandy Beach on D-Day), married jazz pianist Marian Turner, recorded together, born in Chicago, Illinois.

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