Mike Pingitore (1888–1952) was a member of Paul Whiteman's Orchestra.He was the elder brother of Eugene Pingitore, also a notable banjo player who moved to Australia. Whiteman discovered him playing tenor banjo and he became part of the rhythm section for his newly-formed band, playing there for its entire existence (1919-1948), except for a brief period in 1922. Pingitore played banjo on Art Mooney's "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover," which was a number one hit on the Billboard pop chart in 1948.
Pingitore was inducted into the Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame in 2005 for his efforts and contributions as a performer.
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- Adams, Greg (September 13, 2014). ""Radio's first filibuster" gave Art Mooney an unlikely hit in 1948". Music Weird. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
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