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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Betty Miller RIP

From Bob Corritore

  • RIP Betty Miller 1/16/1934-7/30/2009: Bernie Pearl reports the death of West Coast blues promoter Betty Miller, a friend to all in the blues. This is what the Southern California Blues Society says on their website: We are sad to report the passing of Betty Miller, one of the country's biggest blues supporters. Betty died at her home August 6, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Betty Miller attended the very first meeting of the Southern California Blues Society in the early 80's and became one of its first officers. With Betty's guidance, the SCBS established several programs to advance American blues music. She was also instrumental in the formation of The Big Joe Turner Fund, a group dedicated to providing artist assistance. Betty and her husband Jack, as owners of The Music Machine nightclub, were among the first to bring legendary national blues acts to the West Side. Betty was, and always will be, remembered for her devotion to the blues genre and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Condolences may be sent to

Teri Duncanson

9468 Jack Rabbit Drive #105

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

To see a photo of Betty, click here. Sorry to say goodbye to this wonderful person.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If this photo was taken at the Music Machine, it's one of the last photos of Hollywood Fats. He played a show there and passed away later that night.