Dick Wellstood

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Birthday
25, 1927
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Jul 24, 1987 (59)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1927
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Jul 24, 1987 (59)

About

Jazz artist who defied the rising tide of bebop in the 1940s and became popular as a stride pianist.

Before Fame

He was a fixture of traditional jazz, playing with such artists as Bob Wilber, Sidney Bechet, Rex Stewart, and Eddie Condon.

Trivia

He studied law in the 1970s and practiced for a short time in the 1980s.

Family Life

He married Diane McClumpha and had four daughters from a prior marriage.

Associated With

His style meshed well with Gene Krupa's, and the two played a stint together in 1965 in South America.