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Members of the 108th Congress sworn in
WAS2003010705 - Washington, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, R-Il, swears in Danny Davis, D-Il, to be a member of the 108th Congress on Jan. 7, 2003 in Washington. .mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI
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Danny Davis (May 29, 1925 – June 12, 2008) was a band leader, vocalist and producer and founder/leader of the Nashville Brass.

Danny Davis was born as George Nowlan into a large Irish-Catholic family in Dorchester, Massachusetts (one of his brothers became a priest who at one time was assigned to the Vatican). When he became a professional musician, he changed his name to Danny Davis because MGM executive Harry Meseron told him that "he looked like a Danny." He took the last name Davis because it was a common name in the South.

Davis's father died when he was five years old. His mother supported the family by giving music lessons (piano and voice) in the family home.

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