Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mary Kaye 1923-2007

From the Star Bulletin this morning:
"Mary Kaye, a Hawaiian guitarist and singer who headed the Mary Kaye Trio and kicked off Las Vegas' 24-hour lounge scene, died yesterday of respiratory and heart failure, her nephew told the Associated Press. She was 83."
Mary Kaye was the daughter of Johnny "Ukulele" Ka'aihue, and sister of Norman Kaye, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Nevada. She is also well-known within the guitar community for having the legendary Fender Mary Kaye Strat named for her.


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