Buddy Bolden

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Birthday
6, 1877
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Nov 4, 1931 (54)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1877
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Nov 4, 1931 (54)

About

Trumpet player who helped to develop the New Orleans style of ragtime music.

Before Fame

His band in New Orleans became extremely popular from about 1900 to 1907.

Trivia

He was schizophrenic and was admitted to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum when he was thirty and remained there for the rest of his life.

Family Life

He was born in and grew up in New Orleans.

Associated With

His work was acknowledged in Duke Ellington's suite "A Drum is a Woman" in 1975.