John Mehegan

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Birthday
6, 1916
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 3, 1984 (67)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1916
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 3, 1984 (67)

About

Jazz artist, lecturer, and critic whose career was hampered after he was an uncooperative witness for the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Before Fame

He was a teaching assistant in the jazz department to pianist Teddy Wilson at the Metropolitan Music School in 1945.

Trivia

He was a honky-tonk saloon player on The Gabby Hayes Show, a TV series from the early 1950s.

Family Life

His mother tried to interest him in the violin, but the piano won out.

Associated With

He had a piano composition dedicated to him by Leonard Bernstein in Bernstein's collection Four Anniversaries from 1948.