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Beal, Eddie locked


(b Redlands, CA, June 13, 1910; d Los Angeles, Dec 15, 1984). American pianist and songwriter, brother of Charlie Beal. He took piano lessons from his mother and studied violin and percussion in school. In 1930 he went to Los Angeles as a drummer but a year later changed to piano, and in the early 1930s played with the bandleaders Earl Dancer and Charlie Echols. From ...

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