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Robert Marvin DuRant Edit Profile

bandleader , record company executive

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 conversations 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;pianist, arranger, Station WWJ Studio Orchestra, Detroit, 1946;pianist, arranger, Sam Donohue Orchestra, New York City, 1946;pianist, arranger, Bob Durant Orchestra, Detroit, since 1957;bandleader, Detroit Federation Musicians, since 1957;president, R and L Records, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, since 1980. Independent teacher piano, Grosse Pointe Woods, 1951-1986.

Works

  • Other Work

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

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 conversations 1976-1985, 88-), St. Clair Golf Club (Michigan).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, traveling.

Connections

Married Loretta Marie Burchyett. Children: Barbara Ann, Robert Raymond.

father:
Hamlet Harry DuRant

mother:
Irene Alvina (Schultz) DuRant

spouse:
Loretta Marie Burchyett

children:
Barbara Ann DuRant

Robert Raymond DuRant