Eugene B. Gene Landreth

Lived in Talladega, AL

Founded the band at the Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega, Alabama, and was the director from 1934 to 1967. During the 40's and 50's his band was one of the finest bands in the State Talladega proclaimed Gene Landreth Day in 1979. The Alabama House of Representatives named a building at Talladega the Eugene B. Landreth Music Hall. Mr. Landreth was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1983.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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