Peanuts Hucko

Peanuts Hucko

Original Name Michael Andrew Hucko
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jun 2003 (aged 85)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7667377 · View Source
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Noted Musician. Jazz clarinetist who played with Glenn Miller's band during World War II and briefly led the band in the 1970s. Known for his version of "Stealin' Apples," Hucko played with some of America's greatest musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Eddie Condon, Benny Goodman, Al Hirt, Ray McKinley and Jack Teagarden and was a featured player on Lawrence Welk's television series in the 1970s. He played in the Army during WWII, switching to the clarinet to protect his tenor sax from the rough conditions. And he found he preferred it. He later played lead alto sax and clarinet with Miller's band throughout Europe. He was with the band on Dec. 15, 1944, when Miller's plane went down in the English Channel. The band members agreed not to break up, to honor Miller's wishes, and continued to play for troops. After the war, Hucko played with Armstrong's All Stars and for a time led the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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