• Frank Liszka – Living Category – Inducted 1998

      Polka music speaks to the soul of Frank Liszka like no other music. Since the early 1960s going to local dances, Frank discovered his lifelong ambition, to become a polka musician. Following the examples of his polka heroes, Marion Lush, Li’l Wally, and Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr., Frank set out…

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  • Matt Wasielewski – Living Category – Inducted 1998

      As far back as Matt can remember, he had a love of polka music. When he was just a small boy, there were polkas playing the home form morning to night. No one in the family played a musical instrument, but Matt had a love for the accordion and…

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  • Eddie Korosa – Pioneer Category – Inducted 1998

      Few can equal the contributions made by Eddie Korosa in popularizing polka music. Eddie has left his mark across the entertainment spectrum, inspiring new generations of polka lovers along the way.   Eddie Korosa was born in the Southwest side of Chicago in 1918; a first generation American of…

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  • John “Jas” Przasnyski – Deceased Category – Inducted 1998

      John (Jas) Stanley Przasnyski was born a twin on May 25, 1926, in Bristol, Connecticut. John was the eldest of the two boys.   After World War II, John attended the Julius Hartt School of Music in Hartford and learned to play the drums. From the point, he was…

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