Papers (1921-2002) musical scores, published sheet music and lyrics, biographical articles, contracts, LPs, cassettes, videotapes, reel to reel tapes, compact discs, clippings and photographs pertaining to noted North Carolinian Loonis R. McGlohon's career as a musical composer, arranger, orchestra leader and performer of jazz, popular and sacred music. Many items also relate to McGlohon's personal life such as photographs, reel to reel tapes of family events, passports, deeds, wills, death and birth certificates, military discharge papers and correspondence with well-known musicians, actors and political figures.
Loonis McGlohon was born September 29, 1921, in Ayden, N.C., to Max Cromwell McGlohon and Bertha Andrews McGlohon and died January 26, 2002, at his home in Charlotte, N.C. A graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., he worked for Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting for a number of years and was widely known as a pianist and composer. He performed across the U.S. and in many other countries, and collaborated with reporter Charles Kuralt on a tribute in words and music to North Carolina titled "North Carolina Is My Home." He also collaborated with composer Alec Wilder and his songs were performed by such well-known artists as Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Eileen Farrell, Judy Garland and Margaret Whiting. He was married to Nan Lovelace and they had children L. Reeves McGlohon, Fan McGlohon Smith and Laurie McGlohon Shouse.
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