American trumpet player, bandleader, and composer
Dizzy Gillespie Rank
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About Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie was an American jazz composer, trumpeter and singer considered one of the greatest trumpeters in the entire history of jazz music. He played an instrumental role in developing modern jazz as well as bebop. Some of his most famous compositions include A Night in Tunisia, Oop Bob Sh' Bam and Salt Peanuts.
He was the youngest of the nine children born to Lottie and James Gillespie. In 1940, he got married to dancer Lorraine Willis. The marriage lasted until his demise in 1993. In 1958, he fathered a daughter named Jeanie Bryson out of wedlock with songwriter Connie Bryson. Jeanie grew up to become a renowned singer.
Following his death, he received a number of posthumous honors, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995 and an induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2014.
He was an adherent of the Baha’i faith.
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I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie's Popularity
Dizzy Gillespie was a famous American trumpet player, bandleader, and composer, who was born on October 21, 1917. As a person born on this date, Dizzy Gillespie is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (October 21) and the 18th most popular for the year (1917).
People born on October 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Dizzy Gillespie is the 521st most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Dizzy Gillespie's birthday, Dizzy Gillespie is the 3638th most famous American.
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