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Charlie Parker

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Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
Kansas City, KS
Death Date
Mar 12, 1955 (34)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
Kansas City, KS
Death Date
Mar 12, 1955 (34)

About

Jazz saxophonist known for his solo improvisations. He is considered one of the founders of the genre of bebop. He was often referred to by his fans as "Yardbird."

Before Fame

He joined his high school's band with a rented saxophone.

Trivia

He was called the Bird and his songs "Anthropology," "Ornithology," and "Confirmation" have become standards.

Family Life

He married Chan Parker in 1950 and they raised two children together.

Associated With

He was once part of a duo with Dizzy Gillespie.

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