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Gray, Maxine Cushing (1909-1987)

Maxine Cushing Gray was a Seattle writer, critic, editor, and arts advocate. Over the course of her long career, she served as an arts critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, covered the arts for t...

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Guitar, Bonnie (b. 1923): The Northwest's Trail-Blazing Pop Pioneer

Musician, songwriter, singer, and major hit-maker -- Seattle's Bonnie "Guitar" Buckingham, is one of the biggest stars to ever emerge from the Pacific Northwest's music scene. And her path to fame was...

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Guthrie, Woody (1912-1967): His Northwest Days

Woody Guthrie was a Dust Bowl refugee from Oklahoma. A wandering troubadour. He was also a natural-born populist whose guitar was bravely emblazoned with the in-your-face slogan: "This Machine Kills F...

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Haglund, Ivar (1905-1985)

Ivar Haglund, Seattle character, folksinger, and restaurateur was known as "King of the Waterfront," and also "Mayor" and "Patriarch" of the waterfront. He began as a folksinger, and in 1938 establish...

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Hansen, Harvey (1898-1990) and his Hanburt Electric Guitars

As the Electric Guitar Era dawned in the 1930s, the strange keening sounds produced by those revolutionary new musical instruments profoundly impressed many early ear-witnesses. In at least a few inst...

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Hawaiian Music and its Historic Seattle Connection

The distinctive music of the Hawaiian Islands is easily recognizable -- its signature thrumming of a 'ukulele, thwacking of bamboo percussion sticks (puili), and keening "steel guitar" lines are, toda...

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Hendrix, Al (1919-2002), Father of Jimi

James A. "Al" Hendrix was the father of rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970). He grew up in Vancouver B.C. and moved to Seattle in 1940. He married Jimi's mother, Lucille Jeter (ca. 1925-1958) in 19...

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Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)

Jimi Hendrix -- the single most famous musician to ever emerge from the Pacific Northwest's music scene -- rose from extremely humble beginnings to establish himself as perhaps the most gifted and inv...

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Holden, Ron (1940-1997): Seattle's Sweet '60s Teen Balladeer

A self-described "dancehall singer," Ron Holden (1940-1997) was born into a prominent African American Seattle family that has long excelled in music and sports. A Garfield High School (Class of ’58...

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Hoopii, Sol (1902-1953)

Solomon Ho'opi'i Ka'ai'ai, known as "King of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar," was an extremely gifted player, a great innovator, and an originator of the Sacred Steel movement. He sailed from Hawaii to Cal...

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Hot-Rod Songs of the Northwest

A century-long tradition of songs that feature lyrics (and sometimes musical sound effects) associated with driving automobiles attests to the fact that songsmiths have found the topic of fast cars to...

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Inland Empire Rock: The Sound of Eastern Washington

The "Northwest Sound" usually describes that regional strain of R&B-tinged rock 'n' roll that was forged decades ago (ca. 1957-1964) in various Puget Sound-area towns and then taken to wider prominenc...

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