Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Picture of the day (6-20-07)

From the glorious black & white era, here's the King of All Banjo Players and frequent Welk show guest star Eddie Peabody from this 1962 Salute To Mardi Gras episode!

Here are some fun facts about Eddie; he was behind the development of the four-string banjo known as the Vegavox and the Banjoline, a type of electric guitar that resembles the banjo and the mandolin.

And during his career, Eddie, in addition to the Maestro, has played for the world's crown heads of states and that's quite an accomplishment!

1 comment:

International Jazz Banjo Newsletter said...

Do you have the show where Eddie plays his Banjoline or conducts the orchestra in his Navy uniform??