Inducted 1992 NORMAN SOLOMON

Norman Odell Solomon, one of three sons of Ervin and Beulah Solomon, was born in Kaufman County, Texas, May 25, 1927 Norman grew up listening to the music played by his father and other top musicians, Red Steeley, Red Williams, Benny Thommason and the Franklins. In 1946 Norman met Betty Bragg, also of Kaufman County, and they were married August 19, 1949. He is currently retired from General Dynamics after 40 1/2years of service. In 1949 Red Steeley, long time family friend and fiddle maker, presented Norman with his first fiddle. Prior to that time, he played guitar with his father and a brother, Vernon. Norman's family includes a daughter Sharon, a son Ronald and three grandchildren. Its' the music, the association with good musicians and the people who like the music that means so much to the Solomon family.