Thorstein Bjørn Skarning
|Also Known As:||"The Hillbilly Sol Hurok"|
|Birthplace:||Minnesota, United States|
Son of Thorstein Skarning and Anna Christine Kessell
|Occupation:||Drummer, bandleader, promoter|
|Managed by:||Martin Severin Eriksen|
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About Thorstein Bjørn Skarning
T.B. Was a marine in WWlI
- TB was known as "the Hillbilly Hurok of the Midwest"
- A Passion for Polka
It was billed as Elvis Presley’s “first in-person appearance in the Northwest,” when ads heralding the singer’s coming shows began running in Twin Cities newspapers on May 7. Local promoter T. B. Skarning booked the Auditoriums in both cities for Sunday, May 13. Elvis would play St. Paul at 3 p.m. that afternoon, then take his show a few miles westward for an 8 p.m. performance in Minneapolis.