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Joseph Kekuku
Birth: 1874
Hawaii, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1932
Illinois, USA

Musician, Inventor. He is acknowledged as the inventor of the steel guitar. At age 11, he experimented while playing the guitar by sliding diferent objects across the strings. He became intriqued by the sounds he produced and continued to fine tune his technique. Several years later in school, he created the steel bar that is used today while playing steel guitar. He also raised the frets on the guitar and changed the strings to wire. For the rest of his life, he toured the United States and Europe and performed and taught the steel guitar. (bio by: Rich H.) 
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  Adeline E. DeFrance (1880 - 1940)*
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Orchard Street Cemetery
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
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Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Oct 15, 2004
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Joseph Kekuku
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