Al Hirt

Biography: Al was six years old when his father purchased his first trumpet from a pawn shop. His professional career started when he was 17 sounding the post time at the Louisiana Fairgrounds racetrack. He enrolled at the Cincinnati Conservatory, studied the trumpet until he joined the U.S. Army where he played in the 82nd Army Air Force Band. Known as "The King of the Trumpet", Al was a very successful instrumental recording artist in the 1960's. He played in Las Vegas and RCA Records signed him to a recording contract. He enjoyed playing classical songs and performed for Pope John Paul's visit to New Orleans in 1987. Al opened his own night club (Bourbon St. South) in the French Quarter District of New Orleans until 1983 and often played with his close friend Pete Fountain in later years.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 20 Sep 10, 1967 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 18 Sep 12, 1965 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 16 Sep 29, 1963 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 15 Sep 30, 1962 Scheduled Guest tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 14 Sep 17, 1961 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 13 Sep 25, 1960 Himself tbd