George Greeley (Georgio Guariglia)

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Westerly, Rhode Island, USA
Greeley was born Georgio Guariglia in Westerly, Rhode Island on 23 July 1917. His father, James, had three music schools, and a traveling orchestra. Georgio was taught to read music at an early age and was playing piano and mandolin when he was five years old. He studied music at Columbia University, where he met and formed a long-time friendship with Paul Weston. George Greeley won a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied piano and composition, graduating in 1939. Read more...