Gene Austin

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Biography

Eugene Lucas, 24 June 1900, Gainseville, Texas, USA, d. 24 January 1972, Palm Springs, California, USA. A singer, pianist, songwriter, and all-round entertainer, Austin was known as a ‘soft-voiced’ performer, with an intimate, appealing style. He joined a circus while in his teens, and then served as a bugler in the US Army during World War I. Later, he worked in vaudeville with Roy Bergere, and in 1924 they collaborated on ‘How Come You Do Me Like You Do?’, which was... Read more

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swing
jazz
30s
crooner
20s
american
male vocalists
louisiana
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