Despite the very French-sounding name, Jacques Renard was born in Kiev, Russia (I have been unable to find a date), as Jakob Stavinski. He was raised, however, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and trained as a classical violinist. Rather than joining a symphony orchestra, he formed his own dance band and became popular in the Boston area towards the end of the 1920s. His success on local Boston radio stations soon lead to his playing on national radio networks, fronting a number of radio house bands during the 1930s.
Toegevoegd door keeskees op za 15 jul, 2017 10:36 am