Parker, Knocky

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Parker, Knocky Gender: M
John William Parker, Jr.
born on 8 July 1918 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Palmer, Texas, 32n26, 96w40
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°23' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°42 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 10°20'


American jazz pianist. He played primarily in the styles of ragtime and Dixieland jazz.

Parker played in Western Swing bands such as The Wanderers (1935) and the Light Crust Doughboys (1937-39) before serving in the military during World War II. After the war he worked with Zutty Singleton and Albert Nicholas, then earned a PhD in English and taught at Kentucky Wesleyan College and the University of South Florida. Alongside this he worked with Doc Evans, Omer Simeon, and Tony Parenti, among others, and as a solo artist. Early in the 1960s he recorded every Scott Joplin rag, one of the first to do so. He recorded extensively, for the labels Texstar, Paradox, GHB, London, Audiophile, Jazzology, and Euphonic. He died on 3 September 1986 in Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz