Roy Smeck: An Appreciation

Born in 1900 in Reading, Pennsylvania, Roy Smeck was a star of 1920’s and 30’s stage, screen and studio, and musical godfather to Eddie Van Halen.

From vaudeville to radio to theater appearances across the country to appearing in Hollywood films to inventing musical instruments to publishing music instruction books, this genius of the ukulele and lap steel guitar has literally done it all.

I’ll let the following videos further elucidate:

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