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CRUISIN' THE MUSES: Brubeck took more than five in Carson, before fame, to marry

Long before his “Take Five” fame, legendary musician Dave Brubeck, who died this week, took more than five minutes — but probably not much more than that — to tie the knot in Carson City.The jazz pianist and composer married his sweetheart Lola on Sept. 21, 1942, while on a three-day pass from the Army. They had little time to spare, with just a day for their honeymoon before Brubeck, a private, had to return to his post near Los Angeles.Brubeck served under General Patton in Europe during World War II, seeing action but also becoming a band leader in …

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