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Mike Melvoin
Birth: May 10, 1937
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2012
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Musician. He was an acclaimed composer and pianist, best known for known as a extensive studio musician and as the first active musician to become national president of the Recording Academy. He began to play piano at the age of 3, was an active performing musician as a teenager and after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1959, moved to New York to pursue a music career. In 1961, he relocated to Los Angeles and started performing with Peggy Lee, Phil Woods, Stan Getz, Herb Ellis, plus others. As a first call studio session player in the 1960s, he appeared on such classics as Frank Sinatra's "That's Life", Natalie Cole's "Unfotgettable", "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys and the Jackson 5's "ABC". He also wrote scores for films, television, frequently toured internationally and releasing numerous recordings of his own to include "Key to Your Mind" (1966), "Between the Two" (1968), Redeye" (1988), "It's Always You" (2003) and "Playing the Word" (2006). In 2011, when the Recording Academy made changes in the Grammy awards structure, Melvoin as national president, was at the head of the movement to rescind the category changes which would effect instrumentalist musicians in the recording industry. He died of cancer at age 74. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Jonathan David Melvoin (1961 - 1996)*
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Mount Sinai Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
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Mike Melvoin
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