Sunday, February 09, 2014

Mort Hillman R.I.P.

I received the following this a.m. from Bill Hillman
"Morton C. Hillman, a veteran of the music industry and former member of the New York State Assembly passed away peacefully February 3, 2014, in Delray Beach, Florida. Born in 1926, he grew up in Norwood and Cincinnati, Ohio. As a musician playing cornet and trumpet, he served in the USO during World War Two. He later became a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra as a trumpet player. His vocal group, the “C-notes” made an appearance on the “Arthur Godfrey” show, placing second to Steve and Eydie Gormé. As advertising director of “Record World Magazine” he was known throughout the music and entertainment industry. Settling in the Beechhurst/Whitestone section of Queens, NY, in the early 1960’s, he continued his activities as a community leader and activist. In 1986, he was elected to the New York State Assembly to serve three terms for the 26th Assembly District, and later was appointed to the Bi-State Commission on Long Island Sound.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor can be made to the Jewish War Veterans, The American Diabetes Association or the National Breast Cancer Foundation."
That is not even the tip of the iceberg. You'll see what I mean if you check out the following: Here is a post  I wrote about Mort in 2008. A true lily of the musical field.

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