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« on: Mar 18, 2017, 03:35PM »

I'm sure you've seen the music video "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band.

You may remember a short portion of the video where early on in the video, a man is seen playing two trumpets as he hops around on a pogo stick.
I write today to tell you about this man, Wally Pikal, who __was__ still living in my neighborhood.


Watch "WCCO-TV Story on Wally Pickle from Hutchinson, 1976" on YouTube

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Watch "Wally Pikal: The Beer Barrel Polka" on YouTube

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Wallace “Wally” Pikal, age 90, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, husband of Alice, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, Minnesota. A celebration of life will be on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM. Old time music by some of Wally’s musician friends will follow the memorial service. Memorials are preferred to PO Box 3, Litchfield, MN 55355.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 2017, 11:40AM »

What ? Oh ! 
RELEVANCE: I got my first trombone from the Wally Pikal Music Store in Hutchinson !
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2017, 01:03PM »

I do recall seeing a guy play two trumpets while on a pogo stick on The Tonight Show many years ago. 

There can't be two guys like that so it must have been him.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2017, 09:26AM »

Funeral Home Announcement

http://www.hantge.com/obituaries/wallace-wally-pikal/

Yes, that was Wally Pikal on the Tonight Show.

I read that his appearance was in 1973 when the guest host was Joey Bishop.

But, I'm having trouble finding the clip. Thanks, Joey !



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