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May 8, 2013 12:23 AM  The Hub
Little Disneyland History time.....This video is of Rod Miller..Rod was the piano player at Coke Coner from 1969 until about 2005.  He was a very talented pianst and very good with the guest and a big part of the magic on main street. He really had quite the following even more so than the groups that hang out now at Coke corner and listen to Robert play whom is also amazing..Rod had a joke and a story for everything and could cary on a conversation while playing rag iime and even created these little games that he would get the guests into for certain songs...For instance he had this one song that I will always remember as the quarter song but what he did was get guests to use their change to act like tap danceers on the metal of the piano to create a dance number...You can still hear his music in the parks as during Wishes during the Main street part they play Maple Leaf rag and you can also hear his muic pre fantasmic on a record of his diffeent tracks he played at the parks...Here is a video of the most memorable song he played at the parks that you all know from the Firework shows...He is still around and sometimes stops by the piano to say hi and maybe play a song..The second video is of the quarter song he did

Thanks for posting this. What a remarkable pianist! - NellTinkerBell  322.8 #792 12:33AM
I loved going and listening to Rod play in between the sets at CPG!! We would dance to his music at Coke Corner!!!!! He was such a nice guy!!!! I totally remember listening to the "quarter" song with you!!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 12:49AM
Do you remember that younger kid that started playing with him and soon he was playing all the time with Rod? - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 12:52AM
Alan...he works there still - Dave   13499.9 #2 9:24AM
That's a blast from the past! I remember listening to him when I was in college and came to Disneyland to 'study'.......he is amazing!!! - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #597 5:34AM
He is missed. Thanks for the movies - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #185 9:50AM

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