Honorary Degree - Doctor of Music
In 1953 Karl King was presented this honorary Doctor of Music degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma.
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Fredrick Fennell would sometimes travel to Fort Dodge, and on this occasion he performed with the band as the bass drummer. When Karl asked him to conduct a number, Mr. King took his place on the bass drum. Afterwards, when Mr. Fennell referred to Karl King several times as Dr. King, Karl remarked, That's all a doctorate gets you in this band, a position playing the bass drum!
1953 article from the Ames Daily Tribune
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