Herbie Hancock

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Birthday
12, 1940
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1940 (age 77)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Jazz artist whose time with Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet changed how people saw the rhythm section. He developed post-bop.

Before Fame

He was a child prodigy and performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5 at age 11 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Trivia

His solo pieces Cantaloupe Island and Watermelon Man garnered him much acclaim, and his 1964 album Empyrean Isles and his 1965 album Maiden Voyage were held to be among the 1960s' most influential jazz LPs.

Family Life

He married Gudrun Mexines on August 31, 1968, with whom he fathered one child.

Associated With

He, Stevie Wonder, Howard Jones, and Thomas Dolby all performed a synthesizer jam at a 1980s Grammy Awards ceremony.

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