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About the Group
About The Group
Lester "Mac" McFarland was from Gray, KY and Robert "Bob" Gardner was from Oliver Springs, TN.
They met at around 1916 where they were both studying music in teh "Kentucky School for the Blind".
Mac played the piano, coronet, trombone, guitar and mandolin and later became a music teacher. Bob made a living as a piano tuner as he had a perfect ear for pitch and tone.
About 10 years ago (1932 publication date) they teamed up as a harmony duo and recorded about 200 songs with sales totalling over a million.
When Mac and Bob learned a new song, the notes and words were read to them and they punched them out on a sheet using the "point system" as their names are written at the top of this page.
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