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Cape Breton Post - - AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH -

NAME: Cyril (Cy) McLean BORN: Whit­ney Pier, 1916 DIED: 1986 OC­CU­PA­TION: Jazz pi­ano player

CLAIM TO FAME: First African-Cana­dian male mu­si­cian to join the Cana­dian Mu­si­cians Union. Leader of the Rhythm Rom­pers, first all-black band to play in main­stream clubs in On­tario in 1947.

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