Lee Oskar

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Birthday
24, 1948
Birthplace
Denmark
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Denmark

About

Notable as both a harmonica player and a harmonica maker, Oskar performed with a popular funk fusion band called War; had a solo career; and, in the early 1980s, established the Lee Oskar Harmonica company.

Before Fame

He began playing the harmonica at the age of six. Twelve years later, he settled in the United States (first in New York and later in Los Angeles) with the goal of becoming a professional harmonica player.

Trivia

He was named the 1976 Instrumental Artist of the Year by Record World, Cash Box, and Billboard magazines.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Associated With

He and guitarist Howard Scott were both members of War.