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Eddie Lang

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Eddie Lang Marker
Inscription. "Father of Jazz Guitar." He was born Salvatore Massaro in 1902 and lived in this area as a boy. An accomplished soloist, Lang worked with Joe Venuti, Paul Whiteman, the Dorseys, and others. He was Bing Crosby's accompanist when death cut short Lang's career in 1933.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.397′ N, 75° 9.265′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 7th Street just south of Fitzwater Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); House of Industry (about 400 feet away); Joe Venuti (about 500 feet away); Giannini Family (about 600 feet away); Henry L. Phillips (about 700 feet away); Mario Lanza (about 800 feet away); St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); South 9th Street Curb Market (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eddie Lang - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Eddie Lang Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Eddie Lang Marker

2. Eddie Lang - Perfect - Youtube. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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