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Dorsey, Tommy, 1905-1956

LC control no.n 81131524
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LC classificationML422.D67 Biography
Personal name headingDorsey, Tommy, 1905-1956
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Variant(s)Dorsey, Thomas Francis, 1905-1956
Dorsey, Tom, 1905-1956
Birth date1905-11-19
Death date1956-11-26
Place of birthShenandoah (Pa.)
Place of deathGreenwich (Conn.)
Field of activityJazz Swing (Music) Big band music Dance orchestra music
Profession or occupationTrombonists Jazz musicians Band directors
Found inDorsey, J. Dorsey brothers' three-in-one folio, 1943.
Stockdale, R.L. Tommy Dorsey, 1994: CIP galley (Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. has always been said to have been born Nov. 19, 1905 in Mahanoy Plane near Shenandoah, Pa.; recently discovered official Schuylkill County records, however, list date as Nov. 27, 1905)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Dorsey, Tommy (Thomas); b. Nov. 19, 1905, Shenandoah, PA, d. Nov. 26, 1956, Greenwich, CT; trombonist and dance-band leader, brother of Jimmy Dorsey)
Beiderbecke, Bix. All star album presenting the original pioneers of swing [SR] 1936?: labels (Tom Dorsey, [trombone])