Tony Williams

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Birthday
12, 1945
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Feb 23, 1997 (51)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1945
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Feb 23, 1997 (51)

About

Jazz and soul drummer who is considered the a jazz fusion pioneer. It is thought that he invented the drumming technique called blast beat.

Before Fame

He joined the Second Great Quintet with Miles Davis when he was only seventeen years old.

Trivia

He was in the band Public Image Ltd. with former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, but moved with his family to Boston at a young age.

Associated With

He started playing music professionally with Sam Rivers.