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Dennis Pebworth



 
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01/25/15 01:20 PM #1    

Charlene Douglas (Mathe) (1960)

I will never forget the opening night of my first Feast of Tabernacles in Big Sandy (1959) . As I walked into a vast sea of strangers, Dennis Pebworth was at the piano, his powerful music stirring road-weary pilgrims to excitement and expectation. After awhile, I couldn't imagine a Feast without Dennis' music!  Something else I remember is that it seems like Dennis always had a smile on his face.

 


01/26/15 09:31 AM #2    

Dean Smith (1964)

Dennis was my Spanish instructor in 1966. I was not keeping up in class as well as I should have, and one day as I headed to my dorm he was driving by,stopped his car, and smiling he asked kindly, "Va a su casa para estudiar?"


01/26/15 06:06 PM #3    

Ron Goodwin (1958)

Dennis was a great guy and very talented. Thanks to him I started a life long love of jazz!.


01/27/15 07:44 AM #4    

Janet Barnett (Freibergs) (1959)

Dennis Pebworth played piano as if he were born doing it.  I remember our discussing a rhythm called "business man's bounce."  (Not a technique used for accompanying hymns!)    Didn't he also play trombone?  Such talent, musicality. -- And spoke Spanish really well. I enjoyed so much working with him in the Spanish department in England. 

 


 


01/27/15 05:23 PM #5    

Ron Goodwin (1958)

Dennis played trombone and bass and could imitate all the styles of popular pianists....


01/28/15 01:25 AM #6    

John D. Schroeder (1958)

We 1958 entrants called him Denny. He was either a roommate or housemate in that old place where they built the men's dorms later. He and Duane Cooper were busy with the Spanish Dept. then. I have a book in my piano bench called "Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation" by M. Lieberman. Denny recommended it; he'd spent countless hours pounding out every note in books 1 & 2 of the set. I sang with his dance band a time or two. Great memories. Years later his son came to AC, another Pebworth generation. His beautiful wife worked in Fine Arts Reception. But now I hear the whole Academic Center is going to condos. They say nothing is forever. Pretty sure that's wrong. Look forward to seeing Denny again, and singing with his band if I make the cut next time around.


03/07/15 01:36 PM #7    

Ruth Mullay (1965)

I had the privilege of working with Dennis (and Duane Cooper) in the Spanish Dept from 1966-1973. I babysat for his son as well. Later, in the 80's, Dennis joined the court reporting company where I was employed since 1976. Dennis had gone to school (stenotyping) for court reporters; however, I told him about my company which tape recorded hearings so he joined us for several years. I also had Dennis at my home one year during the winter holidays for a party, where I talked him into playing the piano--even though my piano was slightly out of tune, he was fabulous. I attended his funeral (of course) where I met his grown son (and reminded him that I used to change his diapers--just couldn't resist). Dennis Pebworth was indeed an extremely talented and unique individual.

08/01/15 07:27 PM #8    

Mike Feazell (1969)

Dennis taught me Spanish for four years. He was fun, thoughtful, considerate, very intelligent, wise and hardworking. And amazingly patient with his students.


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