Lou Donaldson

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Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
North Carolina
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
North Carolina

About

Soul and blues alto saxophonist and North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee who was heavily influenced by the work of Charlie Parker.

Before Fame

He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and became interested in the bop music scene in Chicago when he was training at the Great Lakes bases.

Trivia

He has released more than fifty recorded albums over the course of his life.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Badin, North Carolina.

Associated With

He recorded with Thelonious Monk in 1952.