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George and Elaine Howard Collection of Charlie Spivak Memorabilia, 1967-1974

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Biographical Sketch

Charlie Spivak was an American trumpeter and bandleader, best known for his big band in the 1940s. Among his better recordings were his theme "Let's Go Home," "Autumn Nocturne" and "Star Dreams."

Spivak came to play trumpet in a dance band at Ye Olde Fireplace restaurant-nightclub in Greenville, S.C. in 1967 and continued to play there until his death on March 1, 1982.