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The Musician: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Gig

The Musician: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Gig

The autobiography of a local musician. The life story of Don Hamilton including life during World War II, the great depression, experiences in the army band, performing throughout the United States and overseas, strange places to perform just to get through college. Awards receiv... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780990659211
Barcode 9780990659211
Published 1 April 2018 by H & H Music Service
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hamilton, Don
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ISBN-13 9780990659211
ISBN-10 0990659216
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher H & H Music Service
Imprint H & H Music Service
Publication Date 1 April 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hamilton, Don
Category Composers & Musicians
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Military History
Number of Pages 84
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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THE MUSICIAN is an autobiography of an 86 year old Jazz musician who wanted to go to some big city like New York or Chicago to become a star, ater he graduated from college, however he decided to become a music teacher, for the security and be a part time professional musician as a sideline. After he tried the professional world for two summers, he realized he had made the right decision of becoming a music teacher and a part time performer. Don Hamilton was once asked by a high school student at a Career Day, Are you rich? and Don replied, It all depends on what you think rich, would be. The young boy said, You know, a big pile of money, and Don said, If that is your defination of Rich, then I am a very poor man, however, If you think that being Rich means that you have a nice famiy, you can pay your bills, and you are happy with your chosen profession, then I am a very rich man. Don Hamilton has had extensive life as a performing musician throughout the world as a guest soloist, conductor and adjudicator but never had to depend on it to pay the everyday bills. He has performed with several well known artists like Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Oliver Nelson, Johnny Mathis, Jack Jones, TheTemptations, The FourTops and was a guest soloist at Disney World and Sea World, in Florida. This is a story of a man that decided to follow his dream to become a musician, put his in priorities toward happiness instead of the almighty dollar. The story of Don Hamilton, the Musician.

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