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Anthony Tuck

(born circa 1880), Banjo player; member of The Versatile Three and The Versatile Four

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Banjoist Anthony Tuck was born in Danville, Virginia in 1880. He was a member of The Versatile Three, with fellow musicians Charles Wenzel Mills and Charles Wesley Johnson. The three were hired by James Reese Europe to accompany exhibition dancers Vernon and Irene Castle during their summer 1913 tour of France. By November 1913 they were in London collaborating with Gus Haston, forming The Versatile Four. After the group went their separate ways in 1927, Tuck continued to perform and ended up in Argentina where in 1936 he gigged in Buenos Aires with a band led by Gordon Stretton.

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Gus Haston; Charles Wenzel Mills; Anthony Tuck, published by Herman Darewski Music Publishing Company, after  Unknown photographer - NPG D46090

Gus Haston; Charles Wenzel Mills; Anthony Tuck

published by Herman Darewski Music Publishing Company, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1917
NPG D46090

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