Vido Musso Collection, 1939-1982Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Vido Musso Collection, 1939-1982Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 077
Primary Creator: Musso, Vido (1913-1982)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/2008
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of one box of photographs, clippings, and other memorabilia from the life and career of Vido Musso.

Biographical Note

Vido William Musso was born on January 16, 1913 in Carini, Palermo, Italy. His family settled in Detroit in 1920, and Musso relocated to California in the 1930s. He collaborated there with Stan Kenton, and was discovered by Benny Goodman via a radio broadcast with Gil Evans. Musso performed as a tenor saxophonist extensively with Benny Goodman and associated acts, including Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Lionel Hampton, as well as Harry James, Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald over the course of his career. He returned to the Kenton band in the mid-1940s after serving with the United States Marine Corps in the Second World War, including the hit "Come Back to Sorrento." As the big bands declined, Musso split his time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He died on January 9, 1982 in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Access Information

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Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Acquisition Source: University of Wyoming
Acquisition Method: Gift


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