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Billy, nee Dorothy Lucille Tipton in Oklahoma City in 1914, was a jazz pianist. She found opportunities for women in this area quite limited--indeed, her KC, MO high school did not allow girls to join its marching band. She studied jazz piano and sax anyway.

Dorothy began performing as a man in 1933. Billy played piano with Louvenie’s Western Swingbillies, Scott Cameron, George Meyer, and Ross Carlyle before founding The Billy…

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  • You can listen to Billy's albums here: http://www.queermusicheritage.us/feb2003bt.html

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