A Memorial to Mary Kaye











Mary Kaye a Las Vegas musical pioneer and legend passed away on February 17th 2007 of heart and respiratory failure after years of waning health.

I am proud and honored to say I knew Mary Kaye and that she was my friend. Mary’s heart was as big as her talent, which was immeasurable! Our thoughts are with Mary’s family and they have requested that in lieu of flowers to please help by making donations at any Palm mortuary in Mary Kaye's name to assist in her funeral expenses. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Marleen Marino - Publisher


Mary Kaye, Marleen Marino and Jerry Marcellino

In November of 2005 our good friend and VCO musical columnist Jerry Marcellino wrote a column about Mary, see column HERE Learn even more about Mary HERE Plus

Her contribution to the recording industry was unparalleled at the time. Visit www.marykayetrio.com for bio and photos; please email the record companies in the discography link to reissue her music

This is Mary Kaye (The First Lady of Rock & Roll) of The Mary Kaye Trio (The first ever Las Vegas Lounge Act) and The Mary Kaye Stratocaster Fender Guitar fame. (The first ever custom guitar out of Fender Guitars custom shop)  

In Sunday's Review Journal, Mike Weatherford wrote:

Mary Kaye, who blazed dual trails as an early female electric guitarist and pioneer of the swingin' 1950s Vegas lounge scene, died Saturday in Las Vegas of heart and respiratory failure after years of declining health. She was 83.

With her brother Norman Kaye and late comedian Frank Ross, she was part of the Mary Kaye Trio, the first group to make the casino lounge a focal point of Las Vegas entertainment. The trio began working the casinos in the late 1940s and remained a major draw until they broke up in 1966. 

Full story can be found HERE

Read more from Mike Weatherford HERE


See Mary Kaye Funeral Memorial HERE







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