American ragtime pianist, historian, and collector of music memorabilia Johnny Maddox was born on August 4, 1927, and died on November 27, 2018.
Maddox’s enthusiasm for the jazz time was energized by his incredible auntie Zula Cothron.
Cothron played with an all-young ladies’ symphony at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis and later played in vaudeville.
Maddox considered traditional music for a long time with Margaret Neal and Prudence Simpson Dresser, who examined in Europe for a brief timeframe with Franz Liszt.
One of his instructors of famous music, Lela Donoho, went with quiet motion pictures in the place where he grew up of Gallatin, Tennessee.
Maddox played his first open show when he was five and started his expert profession in 1939 playing with a neighborhood move band, the Rhythmasters, driven by J. O. “Temp” Templeton.
He started gathering antique sheet music, 78s, chambers, piano moves, photos, and more at an extremely youthful age.
Maddox sold a lot of his first gathering to Brigham Young University when moved to Bad Ischl, Austria, during the 1970s.
Tired of life out and about, he endeavored to resign from the stage until the end of time.
Before long, in any case, he was back performing in the United States and started a long residency at Il Porto Ristorante in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Maddox resigned in 1992 however was then persuaded to perform at the Historic Strater Hotel’s Diamond Belle Saloon in Durango, Colorado, where he played from 1996– 2012.
Maddox was the main jazz piano player to gain a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was incorporated when development on the Walk of Fame started.
Johnny Maddox passed away at 91 years old.