Mc Duffy’s Legacy

Posted on May 7th, 2024

It seems that Mike Duffy and Ken Norman shared a birthday, same day and year. Somehow, it makes total sense that these two giants were born under the same star.

The old saying among drum corps veterans of a certain era was that if you never got to play Kenny’s “Auld Lang Syne” or Duffy’s “Battle Hymn” you got cheated.

Mike wrote for all the heavies in the early DCI days: Anaheim (’72 Champs), Blue Stars (’72 runner up), Troopers (perennial contenders), and dozens of the rest. He just about invented the “Sound of DCI”.

Those who knew him considered him a “hall of Famer” before there was a Hall of Fame. Rest his remarkable soul. Mike Duffy is irreplaceable.

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