Levine, Samuel Robert, 1915-2005

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Levine, Samuel Robert, 1915-2005

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Sam Levine was a Toronto-born musician and labour advocate, son of Russian-Jewish immigrants Morris and Annie Levine. Levine graduated from Harbord Collegiate in Toronto. He played guitar, banjo and bass in various bands including the Trump Davidson Orchestra and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He was a co-owner of the Onyx Club on Church Street in Toronto. During World War II, Levine enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and played in a musical show called "The Blackouts".After the war, he joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as a double bassist. Levine also served as a vice-president and then president for the Toronto Musicians' Association and helped to found the Association of Canadian Orchestras. Levine died in Toronto on 22 January 2005.


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2023/09/29 J. Grant. Creation




Globe and Mail obituary, 27 Jan. 2005

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