The Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers (HMEL2)

Location: Bellefontaine, OH 43311 Logan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 21.75', W 83° 45.393'

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Born in Piqua, Ohio, the Mills Brothers grew up and attended school in Bellefontaine. The brothers — John, Jr., Herbert, Harry, and Donald Mills — were the first African-American vocal group to perform on a national radio broadcast and achieve commercial success. Enjoying worldwide fame throughout their career, the Mills Brothers popularized such hits as "Tiger Rag," "Paper Doll," and "You Always Hurt the One You Love." After the death of John, Jr. in 1936, the remaining brothers were joined by their father, John, Sr. In all, the Mills Brothers recorded over 1,200 songs.
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HM NumberHMEL2
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number5-46
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Logan County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 265935 N 4471640
Decimal Degrees40.36250000, -83.75655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 21.75', W 83° 45.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 21' 45.00" N, 83° 45' 23.58" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 253-299 E Sandusky Ave, Bellefontaine OH 43311, US
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