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Early Life

From very early on, I had a love for songs. These recordings

were made in a coin operated recording booth in 1952. I was three

years old and went by the name of "Cowboy". I found a letter that

my mother wrote to her sister in 1952, saying that I had performed

2 cowboy songs and then led the audience on a 3rd cowboy song at

the pre-school I attended. My first instrument was marimbas; full

sized. I have a vague memory of playing under the lights in a dark


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