|Born||Edward Smith Solomon|
March 9, 1932
|Died||January 4, 2015 (age 82) |
Garden Ridge, Texas
Ed Solomon (1932-2015), a musician and magician, was an author of over twenty published books about Story Telling Magic. He wrote under the pen name of his alter-ego, and ananym, DeNomolos.
Solomon grew up in Kingfisher, Oklahoma and graduated from High school in 1950. He attended Oklahoma Central University for one semester before entering the U.S. Navy during the start of the Korean War. He was selected to attend the Navy School of Music in Washington D.C., completed his training, and served as a bandsman on several ships. He also served as a radar technician during combat missions. When the war ended, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 1956 from Central State University at Edmond, Oklahoma. The later earned his Master’s Degree in Music Education from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas.
During his last year in college, he met Delores “Dee” Joan Lewis. They performed in a small jazz group, Ed on trumpet and drums, his brother Johnny on sax and Delores as the singer. They were married in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the summer of 1955.
As a magician and the author of over twenty published books about Story Telling Magic, he often invented and developed “effects” and props from interesting things he would find at stores around Halloween time and local flea markets.
He contributed to many magic journals and traveled throughout the United States and the UK presenting lectures and workshops to other professional magicians.
He was a member of the Order of Willard in the Texas Association of Magicians, the Inner Circle of Bizarre Magick, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, and the Society of American Magicians (which named a local chapter of the Society of Young Magicians after Solomon).