Hall of Fame – 1993
Joseph Starck (1907-2007) of Hibbing, Minnesota was a barber by trade and an accomplished concertina player. He began playing the concertina professionally for weddings when he was 12 years old.
Music was always an important part of his life. As a young man, he played live on WGN Radio in Chicago and WJR Radio in Detroit. In 1979 he entertained on a three-week tour with the Frankie Smoltz Orchestra in Yugoslavia. Joe also wrote and transcribed music for his own band, “The Song Stylists.”
He played many other instruments as well, including the saxophone, clarinet, the organ and created “Jazzy Joe’s One Man Band” when he retired.