Ukulele the real deal at last

The San Jose News, in June 1941, tells how Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) will have to join the Musicians’ Union to play in his next film “Flight Patrol”, as the ukulele had finally been accepted as a “regular orchestral instrument”. Rah, Rah.

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  1. So. Finally pinned down at least the year the uke “became legit.”

    Good work! I couldn’t find anything useful when I searched.

    • Well, it is a “date”, but it doesn’t line up with the 1942-1944 ban-breaking with ukulele on one of my previous posts. Curious. Was there/is there more than one musicians’ union in the US?


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