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Eddie Peabody

(February 19th 1902 - November 7th 1970)

Born in Reading, Massachusetts in 1902 Edwin Ellsworth Peabody was a self taught virtuosos of violin, mandolin, guitar, and banjo. In 1921 after serving in the U.S. Navy aboard a S-14 submarine during World War I Eddie Peabody (nicknamed "Little Eddie" for his short stature) embarked on a successful career in show business beginning in Vaudeville. Known as "The Happiness Boy" for his cheerful demeanor his hyper energetic style of string playing brought him to be dubbed "King of the Banjo".

Videos:

Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream (3:11)

Painting The Clouds With Sunshine (2:42)

Prof. Peabody's Banjo School (3:13)

St. Louis Blues (2:22)

Strum Fun (3:08)

The Banjoy Boy & 'His College Chums' (10:06)

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