A Life Lived: His keyboard took him all around the world — and then back home to Cape May County - Press of Atlantic City: Cape May County News

A Life Lived: His keyboard took him all around the world — and then back home to Cape May County

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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 5:47 pm

The piano took Richard Kayati around the world. As soon as he got out of the Air Force in 1955, he started signing up to play USO tours and entertain American troops overseas. He ended up traveling to 33 countries in nine years, usually playing the same circuit that Bob Hope famously worked — Kayati without so many TV cameras around, but often just a few days before or after Hope did his shtick.

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