Tal Farlow

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Birthday
7, 1921
Birthplace
Greensboro, NC
Death Date
Jul 25, 1998 (77)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1921
Birthplace
Greensboro, NC
Death Date
Jul 25, 1998 (77)

About

Jazz guitarist known by the nickname Octopus because of his large hands and who released more than thirty albums.

Before Fame

He did not begin playing guitar until he was twenty-one years old, but was playing professionally within a year.

Trivia

He worked as a bandleader, releasing an album between 1960 and 1975.

Family Life

He was survived by family members when he died of esophageal cancer in 1998.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Chet Atkins and nearly as influential.