February 25, 1913

Legendary musician, music producer, and instructor, Mel Bay, was born in Bunker, MO. He gained fame in St. Louis then in 1947 he began to produce something new, “how to” books for musicians from his facility in Pacific, MO.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.