This Day in History: 1976-06-07

Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist, soloist with the Benny Goodman band, Eddie Condon, and Jack Teagarden, formed his own band for a performance at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, member of the Glenn Miller band (where he played guitar mostly), studio musician for NBC, ABC, television actor on the Jackie Gleason show, known for his smooth playing, died in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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