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Legendary Pete Fountain putting down his clarinet

1 year ago April 17, 2014 Apr 17, 2014 Thursday, April 17 2014 Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:35:41 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ, WWL TV

NEW ORLEANS- Legendary musician Pete Fountain has retired from public performing his family said late Thursday, according to WWLTV.com.

Described as a musical icon and great clarinetist, the 83-year-old said it is time to retire. The announcement came from his son-in-law who has acted as his manager for some time.

The station's website reports Fountain is in good health, though.

Fountain last performed nearly a year ago at Jazz Fest and he will not perform there this year. Most recently, Fountain rode on a float with his Half-Fast Walking Club during Mardi Gras but did not perform.
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