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b. USA, d. 15 December 1944. Violinist Danny Russo formed his first band, the Russo-Fio Rito Orchestra, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in the early 20s. Jointly helmed by Russo and Ted Fio Rito, their first booking came at the Oriole Terrace in Detroit. The band soon became popular in Michigan, despite initial problems over contracts with the local musician's union. The Fio Rito/Russo partnership was eventually dissolved in 1927 after they returned to the Chicago area. Two competing... Read more

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