Charlie Fowlkes

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Birthday
16, 1916
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 9, 1980 (64)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1916
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 9, 1980 (64)

About

Baritone saxophonist for Count Basie's Orchestra for more than twenty-five years, known for being the low-end foundation of the band.

Before Fame

He learned how to play the alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, and violin before baritone saxophone.

Trivia

He set himself apart by working with specific artists for longer periods of time than custom in his field.

Family Life

He was married to Wini Brown; he also managed her singing career.

Associated With

He played with Lionel Hampton in New York from 1944 to 1948.