Earl Bostic

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Birthday
25, 1912
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Oct 28, 1965 (53)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1912
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Oct 28, 1965 (53)

About

Rhythm and Blues pioneer in post-war America who was a significant influence on John Coltrane. He drew influence from artists like Sidney Bechet.

Before Fame

He joined Terence Holder's Twelve Clouds of Joy when he was eighteen years old and graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans.

Trivia

He composed many hits, including "Flamingo," "Harlem Nocturne," and "Temptation."

Family Life

He married his wife in the 1950s and they lived in Addisleigh Park, an area saturated with jazz musicians.

Associated With

Bostic toured with Dinah Washington in 1951.