• Myron Floren – Living Category – Inducted 1990

      The 1990 honorees to the Living Category of the Polka Music Hall of Fame were two individuals who have both in their own ways made great strides in the promotion and advancement of polka music.   Myron Floren is a highly recognized name in the entertainment world besides his…

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  • “Jolly” Joe Timmer – Living Category – Inducted 1990

        Jolly Joe Timmer of of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has a radio show, television show, polka band, music store and picnic grove all strongly promoting polka music.  When asked when and how he became involved in polka music Joe said, “My time started after high school, 1948.   Before he…

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  • Norman Marggraff, “Fritz the Plumber” – Pioneer Category – Inducted 1990

      Rock ‘N’ Roll may be here to stay, but so is polka music, according to Norman Marggraff.  Marggraff should know: For over 40 years he has made a living spinning “oompah”-type records on the radio.  If the name Marggraff doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps his other name, Fritz the…

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  • Brunon (Bruce) Kryger – Deceased Category – Inducted 1990

      Bruce Kryger has been playing with his own band since 1954.  In 1962 he joined with his brother Lucian and formed what became known as the Kryger Brothers Band.  Bruce played the cordovox accordion and composed many of the arrangements for the band.  The band had several hit recordings…

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