Turk Murphy Biography

Born: December 16, 1915, Palermo, CA.

Died: May 30, 1987, San Francisco, CA.

Trombonist and bandleader Turk Murphy led one of the most popular bands of the San Francisco Dixieland movement. Among his sidemen through the years were trumpeters Don Kinch, Bob Short and Leon Oakley, clarinetist Bob Helm, pianist Wally Rose, Pete Clute and Ray Skjelbred and singer Pat Yankee.

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