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Klink playing in WWII

 

Dr. Watson Klincewicz (better known as Klink in the music world) is my dad.  He’s pictured here in the wartime years where he served his country playing in Officers Clubs. On piano is Loonis McGlohon (now somewhat famous) who first turned Klink on to Bop.

Klink started out as a classical xylophonist, but turned to vibes after hearing Lionel Hampton as a child raised in Conshohocken.  He took lessons at the Wurlitzer store in Philly and even had a “kid band” radio show.

He developed a unique five mallet technique for which he became well-known among fellow vibraphonists.

Klink passed away October 18th 2008 at the age of 87.

 

Here he is at age 80 still going strong :

 

 

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