SQUEEZE THIS ... SQUEEZE THAT

You will see an accordion, or two or three at the American Treasure Tour.  Today we mention Iry LeJeune, an accordion player that was born on this date in 1928.

Iry was one of the best loved cajun musicians from the mid 1940's into the 1950's.  He brought the accordion back into recorded music and dance hall performances.  His life ended tragically at the young age of 26 when he was changing a tire on the way home from a performance and was struck and killed.  He was twenty days away from his 27th birthday.

Iry was one of the best loved cajun musicians from the mid 1940's into the 1950's.  He brought the accordion back into recorded music and dance hall performances.  His life ended tragically at the young age of 26 when he was changing a tire on the way home from a performance and was struck and killed.  He was twenty days away from his 27th birthday.

                    ~ A book on the history of Accordions in America written by Marion Jacobson.

                    ~ A book on the history of Accordions in America written by Marion Jacobson.

The 27 club (Musicians

and Singers that died at

that age) includes Janis

Joplin, Jim Morrison, and

Jimmy Hendrix to name a

few. What is their birth

order from oldest to

youngest?

Jimmy Hendrix b.Nov 27, 1942
Janis Joplin b.Jan 19, 1943     
Jim Morrison b.Dec 8, 1943  

SQUEEZE BOX SONG ~

One of the better known accordion players ... Lawrence Welk who is our person of note that we will be quoting today "There are good days and there are bad days and this is one of them."

One of the better known accordion players ... Lawrence Welk who is our person of note that we will be quoting today "There are good days and there are bad days and this is one of them."