Claude Nobs

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Birthday
4, 1936
Birthplace
Montreux, Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 10, 2013 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1936
Birthplace
Montreux, Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 10, 2013 (76)

About

Founder and former general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Before Fame

He became director of the Tourism Office of Montreux when hew as 31 years old.

Trivia

He is referenced in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" in the lyrics "Funky Claude was running in and out pulling kids out the ground."

Family Life

He was born in Montreux, Switzerland.

Associated With

In his first organized Jazz festival, saxophonist Charles Lloyd was one of the main attractions.