National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

605 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123

USA

 

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Artist of the Month  ♫ Dick Tady ♫

March 2017

 

Dick Tady

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame

Inducted in 1999

 

 

 

Dick Tady

1943

 

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RUPNIK'S POLKA

Dick Tady and the DTO

Recording from Award Winning Polkas

Dick Tady made a lifetime commitment to the pursuit of excellence in music. From its inception, The Dick Tady Orchestra (D.T.O.) proudly carried the banner of Cleveland-Style Polkas with class and style from their base in Western Pennsylvania.

 

Dick took up his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, at age eleven and played his first professional gig at fourteen. Dick was selected by his high school constituents to win the Arion Award for outstanding musicianship presented by New Kensington Music Society, studied at Youngstown University's Dana School of Music, earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University, and completed his Master's Equivalency at Penn State and Kent State Universities. Along the way, Dick mastered the clarinet, piano, flute, button box, and banjo and taught music for 34 years.

 

Influenced significantly by his brother, Jack, as well Cleveland's "big five"- Bass, Yankovic, Vadnal, Habat, and Pecon-Trebar - Dick embraced Cleveland-Style Polkas as an avocation. First recording with Jack Tady and the Polka Lads in 1958, Dick joined the Kenny Kron Band in 1962, taking it over in 1963.

 

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