Herbie Fields

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Birthday
24, 1919
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Sep 17, 1958 (39)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1919
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Sep 17, 1958 (39)

About

Multi-reedist who played R&B and jazz and who was considered a proto rock 'n' roller in attitude and performing style. He formed his own septet.

Before Fame

He attended the Julliard School and was part of the U.S. Army before beginning his musical career.

Trivia

His septet toured with Billie Holliday in the summer of 1950.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Ashbury Park, New Jersey and died in Miami, Florida from a sleeping pill overdose.

Associated With

Fields played alto saxophone in Lionel Hampton's band after Earl Bostic left.