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Abbott Vaughn Meader

Abbott Vaughn Meader

1936 - 2004. Born and raised in Waterville, Maine, Meader was Camelot's court jester, known for gently poking fun at the Kennedys on the 1962 album "The First Family." The album was the fastest-selling record of its time. It sold 7.5 million copies and won the Grammy for album of the year and best comedy performance. He appeared in Time and Life Magazines, on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and packed rooms in Vegas. Upon his return to Maine, he wrote and played bluegrass and country music and became known for his honky-tonk performances at local taverns.

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