The Professional Musicians, Local 47, the musicians union in Hollywood, will celebrate the life of late esteemed colleague Marl Young Saturday, July 11, 2009, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Local 47 auditorium, 817 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90038.
Young, who served Local 47 as a lifetime member, titled officer, and up until just a few months ago director on the executive board, died April 29, 2009, at age 92.
An accomplished pianist and arranger, Young was instrumental in the merger of the all-black musicians union Local 767 and the all-white musicians union Local 47 in Los Angeles in the early 1950s, and two decades later became the first black music director of a major network television series, “Here’s Lucy.” In addition to being a talented musician, Young also held a law degree. Young is survived by a son, Marl A. Young; a granddaughter, Audrey Jackson, and a great-grandson, Daniel Pickens.
Friends, family and colleagues are invited to gather in celebration of Young’s remarkable life. Live music will be performed by the Marl Young Memorial Trio.
Professional Musicians, Local 47 is a labor organization representing over 8,000 members and is part of the American Federation of Musicians, the largest union in the world representing the professional interests of musicians. For more information visit www.promusic47.org or call (323) 993-3162.