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He was my grandfather and one of the best pianists of his time, writing classics suchs as-


So Dear To My Heart (yes the disney song)

You'll Always Be The One I Love

You Can Take My Word For It Baby

As well as a load of song people think Sinatra wrote himself. Ticker also found fame for Dinah Shore by entering her for her audition as her musical manager before she found fame. He then played live on her show as the pianist and musical director for many years. He was friends with people like Carly Reiner and Robert Plant so I just wondered if you knew him, cause he died before I could meet him, and I always wanted to know more, as my heart is in music also.....


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hahaha NO.....because.....I am Gordon Freeman!!!! hahaha....oh wait...epic fail...you know my names Dan......god dangit!...XD..
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He's my grandfather, I'd say that's grounds enough...
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Badly worded that. How did you find out? My mate is apparently related to Shakin Steven and I'm curious how people discover these things? Is it parent's telling kids or what?
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No wikipedia article for him

My great-grandmother was a famous concert pianist apparently.

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No wikipedia article for him

My great-grandmother was a famous concert pianist apparently.


If you google his name you can read about him and see a pic of him somewhere. I knew because my Dad told me about him and showed me pictures of him in later years.....

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Cool, must be great knowing theres a history of musicians in the family.
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Yes . It's quite inspiring and morale boosting for somebody who wants to be in the music industry and a recording artist. The network it's given me is good but it still doesn't mean I got an easy ride, and tbh I want to get there on my own merits not because of my family =]
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Hmmmmm true, but....did it really hurt to put it in there??
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Hello,

I just discovered this thread.
Ticker Freeman was my great-uncle.
His wife, Esther, was my grandfather's sister.

I was at his funeral and at Esther's funeral.

Two weeks ago I was at a family gathering hosted by his oldest son, Barry.
One of his other sons, Mike, was there as well and a lot of Barry's cousins were there. I know the whole family and in the 60's they lived a few blocks away from my cousins in Sherman Oaks.


Who exactly was your father? Why haven't I heard of you before?

I'm a professional musician as well and live in Northern California.
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Here's a picture of Frank Sinatra, General Eisenhower, Ticker Freeman, Dinah Shore and someone else.


I can reminisce about my great-uncle if anyone wants to hear it. I visited him several times and became close to his sons because they are my age. My mother and aunt always told me lots of stories about him and we watched the Dinah Shore Show to see him, especially the Christmas special every year when Dinah would bring out the families of everyone on the show.
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that's pretty cool. i'm distantly related to Richard Nixon, and i'm a direct descendent of Olaf the Black.
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Hello,

I just discovered this thread.
Ticker Freeman was my great-uncle.
His wife, Esther, was my grandfather's sister.

I was at his funeral and at Esther's funeral.

Two weeks ago I was at a family gathering hosted by his oldest son, Barry.
One of his other sons, Mike, was there as well and a lot of Barry's cousins were there. I know the whole family and in the 60's they lived a few blocks away from my cousins in Sherman Oaks.


Who exactly was your father? Why haven't I heard of you before?

I'm a professional musician as well and live in Northern California.


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#23
Dan, I just figured out who you are. Yes, Ticker is your grandfather. You weren't at any of the places I mentioned because 1) you live too far away from LA 2) you are too young to have known your grandfather.

I did meet you three years ago. I've got pictures and a video to prove it.

And that picture that I posted is in your parents' living room...I took a photo of it when I was there.

Send me a private message and we'll talk.
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#24
OMG!!! I might've been expecting a couple of posts back about him but I certainly wasn't prepared for that!!. That's crazy, the fact you are a musician too is awesome! Are you in a band? I don't remember meeting you but I've got some spare holiday time off work this year, I was thinking of going to the USA with a couple of band mates or something, would you want to catch up, reminisce and have a jam? I'd love to learn about my American family from you, I only really know my UK relatives . I have recently seen Barry & Michael also, in fact I think I may even have been around near the time you were. This is totally unbelievable and amazing, I'm sorry I never replied to your message on youtube either, the stupid system only just gave it to me. Is your dream also to be a succesful musician in the industry? How long have you been playing? Did you know Barry is/was in a record company too? We've got so much to talk about! Speak very soon,

Much love,

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