John Burris iand his wife Alice are listed in the US 1930 Census for Detroit City, Wayne County, MI. They lived in the Imperial Hotel.
John Burris - Head - rent $50/month - Age 23 - Male - White - Married at age 21 - Born in Indiana - Father and mother born in Indiana - Occupation musician - Industry orchestra
Alice Burris - Wife - rent - - Age 23 - Female - White - Married at age 21 - Born in Indiana - Father and mother born in Indiana - Occupation none
Here is photo of the Imperial Hotel located at Peterboro and Woodward.
The Graystone Ballroom was located int the corner of Woodward and Canfield, 7 blocks from the Imperial Hotel. I wonder if Johnny Burris was a part of the Goldkette organization. Goldkette was the King of Detroit's dance entertainment. There is the connection with the Casa Loma Orchestra.
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