Ozzie Nelson

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by Ozzie Nelson

Biography

20 March 1906, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 June 1975. While studying for a career in the legal profession, Nelson ran a dance band as a hobby, but it was so successful that he abandoned law for music. He played many of the east coast’s more prestigious venues, including Glen Island Casino and the New Yorker Hotel. Nelson’s extremely relaxed singing style proved remarkably popular, as did the work of the band’s female singer, Harriet Hilliard. Ozzie and Harriet married in... Read more

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jazz
swing
big band
40s
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