May 20, 1932
|Died||April 23, 2005 (age 72) |
St. Annes-On-Sea, Lancs, England
Joe Riding (1932-2005) was a professional prizefighter who later became a magician.
Riding was a professional prizefighter from age 16 to 20, retiring in 1952. He learned magic reading books such as The Magic of Matt Schulien, a Harry Lorayne memory book, and Scarne on Card Tricks. He busked in hotels doing both cabaret and close-up magic.
His effect "Only Three-Card Trick with Four Cards" spawned the more popular Sidewalk Shuffle.
- ↑ Obit, Linking Ring, June 2005