Walter Page

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Birthday
9, 1900
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 20, 1957 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1900
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 20, 1957 (57)

About

Bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, and core member of the Count Basie Orchestra and of the Blue Devils.

Before Fame

He completed his studies at the University of Kansas at Lawrence in one-third of the anticipated time and went on to play with a series of popular bands.

Trivia

He played gigs up until his death from pneumonia.

Family Life

He grew up in Kansas City.

Associated With

Page's performances with Count Basie were so exceptional that Duke Ellington wanted him for his own band.