Wes Montgomery

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Birthday
6, 1923
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Death Date
Jun 15, 1968 (45)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1923
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Death Date
Jun 15, 1968 (45)

About

Jazz guitarist who introduced the playing of octaves and chord melodies into popular music, which influenced artists from Jimi Hendix to musak.

Before Fame

He began playing guitar when he was nineteen years old. Six months after his start, he could already play professionally.

Trivia

He favored using his thumb instead of a guitar pick to create a mellower, softer sound.

Family Life

His brothers Monk and Buddy were also both jazz players and sometimes recorded sessions with him.

Associated With

He influenced not only jazzmen, but also rock guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan.