Charlie Christian

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Birthday
29, 1916
Birthplace
Bonham, TX
Death Date
Mar 2, 1942 (25)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1916
Birthplace
Bonham, TX
Death Date
Mar 2, 1942 (25)

About

Swing and jazz guitarist who was one of the first artists in his genres to use the electric guitar. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Before Fame

Having no money for a real guitar, he and his brother made their own out of a cigar box.

Trivia

His music got its first wide exposure when he toured with the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra.

Family Life

His father was blind, but he could still play the guitar and sing.

Associated With

George Benson was one of many jazz musicians whom was inspired by Christian.