Daily, Pete

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Daily, Pete Gender: F
Thaman Pierce Daily
born on 5 May 1911 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Portland, Indiana, 40n26, 84w59
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°12' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°46 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°07'


American swing music and dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist. Daily was the leader of Pete Daily and his Chicagoans in the 1940s and 50s. They recorded for Capitol Records, Dixie by Daily and Pete Daily's Dixieland Band. They also recorded on the Jump and Decca labels in the 1950s. He started his career in Chicago in 1930 playing with various bands in and around Chicago.

In 1942, he moved to the West Coast and, after service in World War II, formed the Chicagoans. He played long engagements at several Hollywood night clubs in the 1950s including; Sardis, The Royal Room, Hangover, Mike Lyman's. Beverly Caverns and the Astors in Studio City. He continued to play during the 1970s until a stroke in 1979 forced him to retire. His driving style on the cornet endeared him to generations of Dixieland Jazz enthusiasts.

He died on 23 August 1981, aged 70.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Acute illness 1979 (Stroke)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Pete Daily and his Chicagoans)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Cornetist and valve trombonist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz (Dixieland)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)