Richard Price ’52 has a song in his heart—and he’s sharing his music with some very appreciative audiences. He sings to enthusiastic crowds at area retirement homes. And he won’t take any pay for his performances.
“I don’t take any money. They just pay the cab fare, which is usually four bucks,” he told NBC4 News in Columbus.
Price, 83, is a World War II vet who lives in Newark, just down the road from Granville, and he’s a retired sales rep for John Hancock Financial Services. At Denison in the late ’40s and early ’50s, he played football for Coach Woody Hayes ’35 and was on the track team, and he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He has numerous historical family ties to Denison, ranging from the late 1800s through the mid-1970s.
Richard spends about two hours a day practicing his music and loves it. “I would sing in the parking lot—wouldn’t matter to me,” he said. And he said he’d love to come back to sing at Denison.
That would make us the lucky ones.