Bowman, Raymond D.

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Bowman, Raymond D. Gender: M
Raymond DeArmond Bowman
born on 4 September 1917 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Linville, Virginia, 38n31, 78w50
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°14 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°34'

Raymond D. Bowman (at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, 1963)
photo: Crescentius, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American classical, jazz and ethnic (world) music critic, concert promoter and writer, based in Southern California. He was a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on 7 December 1941 and was an early member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

He was born in Virginia, but moved to Long Beach, California, with his family at the age of 3. As a child, he became a prodigy violinist, encouraged by his mother, who had a love of classical music.

In the early 1950s, he was an entertainment agent and represented several "world" music and jazz artists through his business called "West Coast Artists," which was located on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Among them were Marv Jenkins and Devi Dja. He even managed boxing legend Elbert S. "Turkey" Thompson for a short time.

For nearly 20 years he presented the "Monday Night Concert Series" at the Ice House in Pasadena when it was a venue for folk music, as well as comedy club. One of the most famous performers he presented was comic Lily Tomlin.

Raymond D. Bowman married twice. He died on 30 November 2001 at age 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Tomlin, Lily (born 1 September 1939). Notes: Agent/ client


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Virginia archives ("Raymond Denton Bowman").


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Violinist)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Manager/ Agent (Concert promoter)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Master Sergeant, WWII)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Music)
  • Notable : Awards : Who's Who