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Moondog (Musician), 1916-1999


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    • Hardin, Louis, 1916-1999
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    • found: nuc86-84582: His Thor the Nordoom [MI] 1980(hdg. on NN rept.: Hardin, Louis; usage: Louis Hardin)
    • found: ASCAP biog. dict., 1980(Hardin, Louis Thomas (Moondog); composer, author; b. 5/26/1916)
    • found: New York Times, Sept. 12, 1999(Louis (Moondog) Hardin, 83, musician; d. Sept. 8, 1999, Münster, Germany; b. May 26, 1916, Marysville, Kan.)
    • found: Oxford music online, July 24, 2014:Grove dictionary of American music, 2nd edition (Moondog (Hardin, Louis Thomas); born May 26, 1916, Marysville, KS; died September 8, 1999, Münster, Germany; American musician and composer; in 1943 moved to New York and in 1974 to Germany, where he continued to compose, write poetry and treatises, and perform) Encyclopedia of popular music (Moondog; born Louis Thomas Hardin, May 26, 1916, Marysville, Kansas; died September 8, 1999, Münster, Germany; moved to New York in 1943, where he lived as a street musician, adopting the name Moondog in 1947; moved to Germany in 1974)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 24, 2014(Moondog; born Louis Thomas Hardin, May 26, 1916, Marysville, Kansas; died September 8, 1999, aged 83, in Münster, Germany; blind American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments; from the late 1940s until 1974, Moondog lived as a street musician and poet in New York City, busking mostly on the corner of 53rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan; known for much of his life as "The Viking of 6th Avenue"; in 1947 he adopted the pen name "Moondog"; in 1974 settled in Germany where he composed hundreds of compositions)
    • found: U.S. Copyright Office WWW site, July 24, 2014(Hardin, Louis; Hardin, Louis, 1916- ; Hardin, Louis, -1999; Hardin, Louis T., 1916- ; Hardin, Louis Thomas; Hardin, Louis Thomas, 1916- ; pseudonym: Moondog)
    • found: OCLC, July 24, 2014(usage: Moondog [predominant form]; Louis Hardin; Louis Th. Hardin)
    • found: Scotto, Robert. Moondog, the viking of 6th Avenue, c2007:page 29-30 (born in Marysville, Kansas, May 26, 1916, as Louis Thomas Hardin, Jr.; later to be known as Moondog) page 87 (in 1947 took the name Moondog, "the only name he would use professionally") back cover ("... a blind and homeless street musician becomes a legendary eccentric in New York City and rises to prominence as a major-label recording artist and an internationally respected composer ... His unique, melodic compositions were released by the Prestige jazz label, and in the late 1960s the Viking-garbed Moondog became a pop music sensation on Columbia Records. The last decades of his life saw his evolution as a master composer for European orchestras. Moondog's work has influenced ... notable musicians from Philip Glass and Steve Reich to pop artists Janis Jopin and Stereolab; his music transcends labels and redefines the distinction between popular and high culture.")
    • found: DNB in VIAF, July 25, 2014(AAP: Moondog, 1916-1999; VAP: Hardin, Louis Thomas, 1916-1999; American composer)
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    • [Previously established as: Hardin, Louis]
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    • 1986-10-14: new
    • 2016-02-02: revised
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