National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

605 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123

USA

 

E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com

Phone: 216-261-3263

Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA

Fax: 216-261-4134

 

Bob’s musical roots are in Cleveland-Style Polka and he performed with many of the greats, including Eddie Habat and Kenny Bass, from the 1950s on. He also made a name for himself in Dixieland, ballroom and jazz. He took up the guitar and banjo as a high-schooler in Cleveland and soon found his talents in demand with musical classmates like Bill Tomsick, Willie Strah and Dick Flaisman. Frank Vadnal was so impressed, he gave him one of his banjos. Bob played it for years on recordings and gigs with George Staiduhar, Al Tercek, Bobby Timko, Eddie Kenik, Hank Haller, Frank Novak, Art Perko and others. Bob taught for more than 50 years, mostly at Dick Sodja’s studio, and wrote songs for Harry Faint. His novelty tune, "Moon over Parma," was the original theme for "The Drew Carey Show" on ABC-TV.

 

Inducted in 2013

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Trustees Honor Roll Recipient

 

BOB MCGUIRE

 

1936

 

 

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