Larry Adler

Born Feb 14, 1914

Lawrence "Larry" Cecil Adler was an American musician, widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players. Composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin composed works for him. During the later stage of his career he was known for his collaborations with popular musicians Sting, Elton John, Kate Bush, and Cerys Matthews.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on February 10, 1914.


1927 13 Years Old In 1927, he won a contest sponsored by the Baltimore Sun, playing a Beethoven minuet, and a year later he ran away from home to New York. … Read More


1934 20 Years Old From there, he was hired by Florenz Ziegfeld and then by Lew Leslie again as an urchin. He broke the typecasting and appeared in a dinner jacket in the 1934 Paramount film Many Happy Returns, and was hired by theatrical producer C. B. Cochran to perform in London. … Read More


1949 35 Years Old …  Another source indicates he stayed in London from 1949.
1952 38 Years Old Adler married Eileen Walser in 1952; they had two daughters and one son. They divorced in 1957.
1953 39 Years Old The 1953 film Genevieve brought him an Oscar nomination for his work on the soundtrack, and great wealth. … Read More


1959 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, a reviewer from the Village Voice called Adler "a great artist" after watching his twice-nightly performances at the Village Gate.


1985 71 Years Old …  Adler wrote an autobiography — entitled It Ain't Necessarily So — in 1985, and was food critic for Harpers & Queen. … Read More
1994 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, for his 80th birthday, Adler and George Martin produced an album of George Gershwin songs, The Glory of Gershwin, on which they performed "Rhapsody in Blue."
2001 88 Years Old He died in St Thomas' Hospital, London, at 87, on 7 August 2001. … Read More
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