Thelonious Monk was an American jazz composer and pianist regarded as one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Throughout his career, he composed and released numerous famous hits such as Blue Monk, In Walked Bud and Round Midnight. He was posthumously honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and an induction into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and 2009 respectively.
He was born to Barbara and Thelonious Monk. In 1949, he got married to Nellie Smith, with whom he fathered two children. The marriage lasted until his death in 1982.
He started playing the piano when he was only six years old.
In 1958, he was severely beaten by policemen in Baltimore, Maryland after he refused answering their questions.
was a famous American pianist and composer,
who was born on
October 10, 1917. As a person born on this date, Thelonious Monk is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 10) and the 13th most popular for the year (1917).
People born on October 10
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Thelonious Monk is the 387th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Thelonious Monk's birthday, Thelonious Monk is the 2592nd most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.
In general, Thelonious Monk ranks as the 4642nd
most popular famous person, and the 10th most popular pianist of all time.
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