Thorstein Bjørn Skarning (1918 - 1997) MP

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Nicknames: "The Hillbilly Sol Hurok"
Birthplace: Minnesota, United States
Death: Died
Occupation: Drummer, bandleader, promoter
Managed by: Martin Eriksen
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About Thorstein Bjørn Skarning

T.B. Was a marine in WWlI

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.

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Thorstein Skarning's Timeline

November 6, 1918
Minnesota, United States
November 24, 1939
Age 21
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
October, 1944
- April, 1946
Age 25

Rank: Private First Class

Earliest muster date - Oct 1944: Station: Company A, Base Headquarters Battalion, Mcb, San Diego, Calif
Latest muster date - April 1946: Station: Casual Company (Prov), Sixth Service Depot, Service Command, Fmf, Pacific.

March 19, 1997
Age 78