Carl Frederick Tandberg

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Carl Frederick Tandberg
Born March 22, 1910(1910-03-22)
Boston
Died August 26, 1988(1988-08-26) (aged 78)
Los Angeles
Spouse Alice Nazian Gonyer (1909-1992)
Parents Thorvald Martin Tandberg I (1874-1970)
Alvilde Marie Naess (1875-1933)

Carl Frederick Tandberg (March 22, 1910August 26, 1988), was a bass fiddle musician who recorded with Glen Campbell and Frankie Ortega.[1]

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He was born in 1910 in Boston where his father, Thorvald Martin Tandberg I (1874-1970), managed a restaurant.[2] Thorvald was born in Portland, Maine. Carl's mother was Alvilde Marie Naess (1875-1933) of Oslo, Norway. Carl married Alice Nazian Gonyer (1909-1992) of Orono, Maine in 1929 and they lived in Queens, New York.[3][4] He worked with Shep Fields (1910-1981) and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra; and The Jerry Blaine (1910-1973) Orchestra in 1937. While working at a music publishing company he met Glen Campbell and collaborated on several recordings.[5] He worked with the Frankie Ortega Trio in Las Vegas and at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach for 11 years.[1][6] He moved to Burbank, California in the 1940s and worked as a musician in Alhambra, California at Dick White's Rickey's Lounge, starting in 1957 with Paul Peters and Stan Seltzer.[7][8] He later became the maître d' at their restaurant. After he retired from music he worked for a private security company at KTTV studios. He later worked as the gate security guard at the home of Bob Hope. He died in Los Angeles in 1988 of a heart attack, and was buried in Eternal Valley Memorial Park. His maternal uncle was Alfred Næss, the Norwegian speedskater.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rust, Brian A. L. (1975). The American Dance Band Discography 1917-1942. ISBN 0870002481.
  2. California Death Index
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Carl Frederick Tandberg". Los Angeles Times. August 28, 1988.
  4. 1930 US Census
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Carl Tandberg". MSN Music. http://music.msn.com/artist/?artist=45372235&menu=credits. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Piano Styling of Frankie Ortega". Classic Jazz Guitar. http://www.classicjazzguitar.com/albums/artist_album.jsp?album=321. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  7. "Ricky's Lounge". Pasadena Star-News. May 27, 1970. "Ricky's in Alhambra rolls out the red carpet for diners and the restaurant is famed for thick juicy cuts of prime ribs of beef au jus and a wide selection of other delectable entrees. The first floor includes an intimate cocktail lounge and elegant dining rooms and upstairs is the Sky Room. The glamorous nightclub atmosphere of the Sky Room is tastefully appointed ... general manager of Dick White's spacious Ricky's in Alhambra, ... He also doubles on drums with Carl Tandberg on bass and Stan Seltzer on piano. Tanberg and Seltzer are equally talented in their field and the blending of ..."
  8. "Ricky's Lounge". Pasadena Star-News. July 12, 1970. "Pictured from left Carl Tandberg, Paul Peters and Stan Seltzer. Tandberg marks his 13th year at club this week. ..."