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Encyclopedia > Riley Puckett

George Riley Puckett (May 7, 1894 - July 14, 1946) was a country music pioneer, born in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA. An accident during infancy left him blind. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Alpharetta is a city located in Fulton County, Georgia. ... Blind can refer to: The state of blindness, being unable to see A window blind, a covering for a window A hide used to conceal the observer when watching or hunting birds or other animals is sometimes called a hunting blind A blind bet in certain forms of poker A...


He sang and played guitar and banjo. He was first heard on the radio as a part of Clayton McMichen's Hometown Band; other groups he was in included the Skillet Lickers. The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... The banjo is a stringed instrument, derived from the banjar, a stringed instrument of American origins, sometimes called the gourd banjo. The banjar, in turn was based on the African akonting. Some etymologists derive it from a dialectal pronunciation of bandore, though recent research suggests that it may come from...


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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Riley Puckett (1894-1946) (633 words)
Born near Alpharetta in 1894, Puckett was blinded shortly after birth, presumably the result of misapplication of medicine for his eyes.
Puckett was a charter member of the influential string band Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers and continued to record with the group through their last session in 1934.
Riley Puckett was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1986.
Riley Puckett Biography - AOL Music (417 words)
Riley Puckett was one of the pioneers of country music, a singer whose output both as a solo performer and as a member of the supergroup the Skillet Lickers left an indelible mark on the work produced in his wake.
He was born George Riley Puckett on May 7, 1894, in Alpharetta, GA; though at birth he had the ability to see, a medical mishap during his infancy left him blind.
Puckett made his radio debut with Clayton McMichen's Hometown Band on WSB Atlanta in 1922.
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