Charlie Barnet

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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 4, 1991 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 4, 1991 (78)

About

Well-known saxophone player, composer, music recorder, and bandleader who played with many of the greats.

Before Fame

He learned how to play saxophone as a child and became popular when he recorded his first hit, "Cherokee," in 1939.

Trivia

He retired comfortably, due to his family's wealth, in 1949; he claimed he was no longer interested in music.

Family Life

He was married eleven times; his last wife named Betty was with him for thirty-three years. He only had one child from a previous marriage, a son named Charles.

Associated With

He collaborated with Bud Shank in the 1940s.