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Buddy DeFranco

Buddy DeFranco (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
Buddy DeFranco (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

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December 28, 2014 "This was truly an amazing person with so much talent the loss is clearly ours. Prayers fill our hearts and burst forth from our mouths to God asking him to let us remember clearly the love we have for this wonderful person gone from our lives never forgetting the joy we shared experiencing a great and authentic talent. Hebrews 6:10." - (GA)
December 28, 2014 "May the true God of the heavens be with you and your family in your Time off s.orrow" - j f
December 28, 2014 "So sorry to learn of Mr. Defanco death. As I was born and raised in Scranton, I think Buddy was associated with Elliot Lawrence at WCAU, in Philadelphia. As I try to remember, they all came up on THE CHILDRENS HOUR, a radio show from WCAU. I remember he also led THE STAN KENTON ORCHESTRA for a time. He was a great musician." - Gifford Holt (Durango, CO)
December 28, 2014 "Buddy was my idol and inspiration for the 65-plus years that I've been playing jazz clarinet. I had the privilege of meeting him a number of times over the years and received much encouragement and support from this wonderful human being. Goodbye, last of the great ones!!!" - Steve (Chesieres, Switzerland)
December 28, 2014 "rip" - michelle plakas-kaiser (mehlingen, germany)
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Obituary for Buddy DeFranco
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop...
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