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Covington, Glen E.

(born: 1927  -  died: 1988) 

Glen E. Covington was a singer and pianist. He had also been captain of the basketball team at Central High School in Louisville, KY, and was awarded a basketball scholarship to Tennessee State College [now Tennessee State University].

Covington was born in Irvine, KY, grew up in Louisville, lived in Indianapolis, and died in Cleveland, OH. He was a nightclub pianist and singer who performed throughout the United States. His career as a professional performer began after he graduated from Tennessee State and won first place on an Aurthur Godfrey "Talent Scout Show."

For more see "Glen E. Covington," The Black Perspective in Music, vol. 16, issue 2 (Autumn 1988), p. 244; the Glen Covington entry in vol. 3 of the Afro-American Encyclopedia; and "Glen E. Covington, Singer, 61," The New York Times, 9/30/1988, p. B7.

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NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy
NKAA Source: The Black perspective in music (periodical)
NKAA Source: Afro-American encyclopedia
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