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This Week in Banjo History

10/18/1859 - Stephen F. Hagan of Albany, NY receives a patent on a 7-string instrument with a guitar neck and a banjo body. Read more....

10/17/1865 - Levi Brown of Baltimore, MD receives a patent for a guitar-banjo which uses a thin piece of wood instead of a flesh head "which invariably slackens in damp weather and injures the tone of the instrument to a very great extent." Read more....

10/20/1913 - Grandpa Jones Born in Niagara, Kentucky. Read more....

10/19/1933 - Don Parmley born in Monticello, KY. Read more....

10/19/1938 - Vic Jordan born in Washington, D.C. Read more....

10/18/1967 - Tony Furtado is born in Pleasanton, CA. Read more....

10/16/1984 - Don Reno dies and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia.

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