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61Bandleader Peter Palmer of Kenosha:

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  • mrcooby
    Sep 17, 2007
      Peter Palmer (born Igor Shouisky on September 3, 1925 in Kenosha,
      Wisconsin) was a bandleader, tenor saxophonist and composer who
      recorded several albums for Mercury Records including "A Swingin' Love
      Affair", "A Swingin' Dance Date", and "Moonlight on the Campus", with
      a small singing group which included Ann Trendler, whom he would later
      marry. The Peter Palmer Orchestra was featured at Chicago's Sherman
      House hotel and accompanied Tiny Tim (by his request) at the Sahara
      Tahoe Hotel in Nevada. The orchestra was often booked for a number of
      high school and college campus dances in the 1960s. Peter Palmer
      studied music at Northwestern University, graduating in 1950, and led
      on-campus orchestras there. Later in his career he changed his name to
      Johnny Palmer to avoid confusion with the popular Broadway singer and
      actor Peter Palmer of Li'l Abner fame. Eventually he would abandon his
      musical career to found the Johnny Palmer Speakers Bureau, and he
      lived in the Glencoe, Illinois home once owned by bandleader Griff

      We'll feature his music next Sunday.