This Day in History: 1947-11-09

Phil Driscoll, American trumpeter, composer and vocalist, son of a evangelical preacher, formed the All-City Tulsans while in high school, won competition at the World Music Festival in Amsterdam, toured with a jazz band called Thurlow Spurr and the Spurrlows, signed record contract with World Records, won a TV talent scholarship while a senior at Baylor, toured and recorded with major acts, recorded original songs on label that went out of business, began using drugs, founded a couple of clubs, began to be more religious, built own recording studio, received Christian Country Music Association Award, jailed for tax evasion for 10 months, born in Seattle, Washington.

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