Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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Birthday
7, 1935
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Dec 5, 1977 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1935
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Dec 5, 1977 (42)

About

Flautist and tenor saxophonist who was known for his stage presence, which included improvisations and political rants.

Before Fame

He went blind when he was young due to poor medical treatment.

Trivia

He typically appeared on stage with all three horns hanging around his neck, as well as a variety of other instruments, including flutes and whistles and one of his more well known techniques was to sing or hum into the flute at the same time as playing.

Family Life

He had a son named Rory with his wife Dorthaan.

Associated With

He collaborated on numerous occasions with producer Quincy Jones and is the lead flute on Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova".

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