Major Holley

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Birthday
10, 1924
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Oct 25, 1990 (66)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1924
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Oct 25, 1990 (66)

About

Jazz bassist from Detroit, Michigan who played with some of the most revered bandleaders of his time, including Duke Ellington and Dexter Gordon. He was also a music teacher at the Berklee College of Music.

Before Fame

He attended the famous Cass Technical High School before serving in the U.S. Navy.

Trivia

He was well-known for his use of a bow, also known as an arco, during his bass solos.

Family Life

He was married to Minee Aitcheson.

Associated With

He was a sideman to Frank Sinatra during the recording of the crooner's 1984 album "L.A. Is My Lady."