Ziggy Elman

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Birthday
26, 1914
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 26, 1968 (54)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1914
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 26, 1968 (54)

About

Founder of the Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra and who is also known for his collaborations with Benny Goodman.

Before Fame

He chose brass over strings at a young age and began performing at weddings when he was fifteen years old.

Trivia

After having a heart attack in 1956, Elman's career declined to the point of his financial ruin.

Family Life

His father was a violinist who wanted his son to follow in his footsteps.

Associated With

Both Elman and Bill Withers had songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; Elman's track was "And the Angels Sing."