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Memorable Manitobans: Robert “Bob” Lyde (1929-1992)

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Bob Lyde
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Musician.

Born at Raleigh, North Carolina, he grew up in Harlem. He won a teenage talent contest and played trombone during the Second World War for Leroy Anderson, subsequently spending three years as a sideman with Duke Ellington. He came to Canada in 1953 and worked as a Canadian Pacific Railway porter until 1963, when he returned to music. He helped found the Winnipeg Jazz Society. He died at Winnipeg.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Owen Clark for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2012

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