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Ken Francis
Percussionist
Dallas, Texas










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Personal Music History
I started playing trombone at age 13. I played in a dance band and concert band. I started playing drums at age 17, playing dance congas. I was an Army trombonist at age 22. I moved to Dallas at age 24 and continued to be a part-time musician.

Other Personal Information
NAMES OF BANDS THAT I'VE PLAYED IN:
Many no-named combos, some led by me
Swing bands and other concert bands


MOST INTERESTING GIG YOU'VE PLAYED IN:
Astoria, NY dance band. Interesting fight broke out.

THE DAY JOBS I HAD THAT SUPPORTED MY MUSIC HABIT:
printer

WHERE I'VE LIVED MOST OF MY LIFE:
Dallas, since 1963

WHAT I LIKE TO DO WHEN I'M NOT MAKING MUSIC:
travel, birding