Chick Corea

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Birthday
12, 1941
Birthplace
Chelsea, MA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1941 (age 75)
Birthplace
Chelsea, MA

About

Jazz and fusion artist who composed many jazz standards. He helped establish the electric jazz fusion movement.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University for one month and The Juilliard School for six, but was not satisfied with either, so he dropped out to pursue a career on his own terms.

Trivia

He released Now He Sings, Now He Sobs in 1968, and in 1999, it was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married Gayle Moran with whom he fathered their son, Thaddeus Corea, who also became a musician.

Associated With

He and Tom Cruise became two of the most famous Scientologists. He credited the religion's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, with being a main source of creative inspiration.