Dick Twardzik

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Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 21, 1955 (24)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 21, 1955 (24)

About

Specialized in bebop and Boston. His premature death at 24 was an early example of the destructive power of drugs on even the most gifted.

Before Fame

He played in nightclubs around Boston beginning at age 14.

Trivia

He worked with Serge Chaloff, son of his piano teacher Charlie Mariano, and Charlie Parker.

Family Life

His family recognized his talents and entered him into the classical training of Margaret Chaloff.

Associated With

He was touring with Chet Baker in Europe when he died of a heroin overdose.