This Day in History: 2011-12-27

Dan Terry, American jazz trumpeter, played in Muggsy Spanier’s band at 14 in NYC, Marine Corps during WWII, after service moved to LA and formed the Hollywood Teenagers Band, featured in 1954 film, Birth of a Band, toured with the Birdland All Stars, wrote music for several movies and for Dean Martin’s tv specials, built and operated Club Lido in Studio City (1962-65), took his band to Las Vegas club, died in Danville, Illinois.