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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John Hartford

Born December 30, 1937

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. John Hartford Marker
Inscription.  Growing up in University City and attending John Burroughs School, John Hartford was drawn to river life and the music of the banjo and fiddle. He earned two Grammys in 1967 for "Gentle on My Mind," one of the most recorded broadcast songs ever. Always original yet faithful to tradition, Hartford crafted over 30 albums, including the 1976 Grammy-winner "Mark Twang." Famous for his unique one-man show at times he performed on a riverfront after piloting it the same day. A gifted musician, author and folk music historian, John Hartford became a powerful voice for his twin muses, the river and its music.
 
Erected 1999 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Grammy Award Winners, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.365′ N, 90° 18.441′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6638 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. William Danforth (here, next to this marker); Robert Guillaume (a few steps from this marker); Dan Dierdorf (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Smith (a few steps from this marker); Ike Turner (a few steps from this marker); William B. Ittner (a few steps from this marker); Dick Weber (within shouting distance of this marker); Archie Moore (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Also see . . .  John Hartford performing "Gentle on My Mind" in 1977. (Submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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