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The clarinet player signed and dated this slip of paper in blue ink
Autograph Sentiment signed: "1-31-78/ Your friend/ Pete Fountain", 5¼x7¾ album leaf. Dated January 31, 1978. Clarinetist Peter Fountain (1930-2016) was a prominent musician who played jazz across many different subgenres. Born in New Orleans, Fountain played at Pier 600 in his hometown until he was spotted by a Lawrence Welk talent scout and brought to Los Angeles. He played in the Lawrence Welk Orchestra and had many solos on The Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982). Fountain's charting singles include “A Closer Walk” (1960), “Licorice Stick” (1964), and “Mae” (1965). He was also a founding member of the Half-Fast Walking Club, a marching music group that walked New Orleans on Mardi Gras. The name was changed from the original name, The Half-Assed Walking Club, due to pressure from Mardi Gras parade officials. His dozens of albums are partially Dixieland jazz, but include a variety of jazz and non-jazz genres. Jagged at left edge from being removed from a book. Name printed (unknown hand) at lower left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: July 3, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: August 6, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Film Credits
2007 Live with Kelly and Michael (in person), 2007 Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures (Other), 2002 Little Shepherd (Performer), 2001 Lawrence Welk: Milestones & Memories - A Musical Family Reunion (in person), 1996 Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops (in person), 1990 Super Bowl XXIV (in person), 1988 Dolly (Sound), 1988 Dolly (in person), 1981 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special (in person), 1978 Super Night at the Super Bowl (in person), 1978 Super Bowl XII (in person), 1977 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1968 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1966 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1965 The Bob Hope Show (in person), 1964-1986 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1964-1965 The Bell Telephone Hour (in person), 1964 The Danny Kaye Show (Sound), 1964 The Danny Kaye Show (in person), 1964 Here's Edie (in person), 1963 The Lively Ones (in person), 1963 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (in person), 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1955-1958 The Lawrence Welk Show (in person)

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