Jimmy Sturr Quotes
I live in this little town of Florida (New York) all my life. It's the onion capitol of the country. We possibly grow 30% of the country's onions. Well, there's a lot of farming. We have 25,000 acres of pure muckland or black dirt. Well, many of these people came from Europe, including the Polish and the German, to work on these fields in this area. Of course they brought their traditions with them, one of which was their music. When I was at school, our high school dances had a polka band. The local radio station played polkas every day. You might have heard about the three day Polish weddings. All the weddings were played by polka bands. While everybody else was listening to Elvis and all the Rock and Roll, I was listening to polka music. And that's how I fell in love with that kind of music.
I started my band when I was eleven years old. I graduated from a military academy, went into the Army, the band stayed together and we just kept right on going.
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