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Robert Marvin DuRant

Robert Marvin DuRant, American bandleader, record company executive. With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Detroit Federation Musicians (vice president 1982, executive board since 1973), Detroit Orchestra Leaders Association (president 1970), American Federation Musicians (delegate conventions 1976-1985, 88—), St. Clair Golf Club (Michigan).

Background

  • DuRant, Robert Marvin was born on July 21, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Hamlet Harry and Irene Alvina (Schultz) DuRant.

  • Education

    • Student, Detroit Institute of Technology, 1941.

    Career

    • Pianist, arranger Louis Primo Orchestra, on tour, 1942-1943, Station WWJ Studio Orchestra, Detroit, 1946, Sam Donohue Orchestra, New York City, 1946, Bob Durant Orchestra, Detroit, since 1957. Bandleader Detroit Federation Musicians, since 1957. President R and L Records, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, since 1980.

      Indiana teacher piano, Grosse Pointe Woods, 1951-1986.

    Works

    • Composer numerous popular, classical songs, since 1956. Arranger various performers including Dorothy Lamour, Johnny Mathis, Lola Falana, Bobby Vinton, Danny Thomas, Kay Ballard, Harmonicats.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Detroit Federation Musicians (vice president 1982, executive board since 1973), Detroit Orchestra Leaders Association (president 1970), American Federation Musicians (delegate conventions 1976-1985, 88—), St. Clair Golf Club (Michigan).

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Loretta Marie Burchyett. Children: Barbara Ann, Robert Raymond.
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    • 1941
      Detroit Institute of Technology
    • 1942 - 1943
      Pianist
    • 1946
      Pianist
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1946
      Pianist
    • 1957
      Pianist
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1957
      bandleader, Detroit Federation Musicians
    • 1980
      president, R and L Records
      Michigan, United States