Luckey Roberts

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Birthday
7, 1887
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 5, 1968 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1887
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Feb 5, 1968 (80)

About

Musician instrumental in developing the stride piano style with James P. Johnson. He had huge hands capable of reaching a fourteenth.

Before Fame

He was a member of ragtime and jazz bandleader James Reese Europe's tour through France and the UK during the first World War.

Trivia

He was a shrewd businessman and investor and made many wise real estate dealings, becoming a millionaire twice over.

Family Life

He was born in Philadelphia. His parents raised him to be a Quaker, and he never diverged.

Associated With

His composition "Moonlight Cocktail" became a best-selling record during 1942 for the Glenn Miller Orchestra.