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Joyce Morrison
Seattle, WA
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Joyce at the Music Hall, 1963
Joyce Morrison, a charter member of the Puget Sound Chapter of ATOE, started playing the theatre organ at age 12, and at the tender age of 14 she played a 2/6 Kimball for a stage group for a three-month engagement. Her formal organ training was as a student of Eddie Zollman, popular organist in the Seattle area.
Joyce was also the last regular organist to play the 4/16 Robert Morton in the Music Hall Theatre in Seattle, where she held forth on weekends for the last year and a half that the organ was in regular use. The only week-end she missed was during the week of the Los Angeles Annual Meeting in 1962.
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Music Hall, 1958
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Paramount Theatre, 1961
Click for a larger version of this image (45K) During the period that she was playing at the Music Hall, Joyce was also playing Hammond regularly in the dining room of The Sea Horse Restaurant in Mukilteo.
Joyce is the daughter of PSTOS member Bill Morrison and was lucky enough to grow up with a fine 3 manual Marr & Colton in the family home.
Joyce continued to develop her talent and performed for many different events including several USO Shows such as the one advertised here.

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