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23 Persons in the Gennett Records Walk of Fame:

Artie Shaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ava Gardner by 12 years.
ex-husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Evelyn Keyes by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lana Turner by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Clarinetist. Swing and jazz. Songs Star Dust, Monnglow, Dancing in the Dark, Begin the Beguine. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1996. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2009. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Big Bill Broonzy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A pioneer of the Chicago blues style. Song Key to the Highway. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bix Beiderbecke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leon Bismark Beiderbecke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornetist, pianist. Songs Georgia on My Mind, Singin' the Blues. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lemon Henry Jefferson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Songs See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Matchbox Blues. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Bradley Kincaid

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Kincaid
Nickname(s):
The Kentucky Mountain Boy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show National Barn Dance. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2009. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2002. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Grand Ole Opry.

Coleman Hawkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Coleman Randolph Hawkins
Nickname(s):
Hawk
Bean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor saxophonist. Associated with swing music and big band, had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Duke Ellington

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1956. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. French Legion of Honor. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6535 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Fats Waller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wright Waller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Ain't Misbehavin', The Joint is Jumpin'. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1968. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Fiddlin' Doc Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dock Philipine Roberts
Also Known As:
Doc Roberts
Nickname(s):
Doc
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler, old-time style. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2014.

Gene Autry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Songs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Back in the Saddle Again. Was owner of the baseball team California Angels and a Los Angeles television station. Country Music Hall of Fame 1969. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991. Angels Hall of Fame 2011.
Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars:
A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Guy Lombardo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaetano Albert Lombardo
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Eve
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombone player. Theme song Auld Lang Syne. Canada's Walk of Fame 2002. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1992. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 February 1960.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6677 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 February 1960.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 February 1960.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hoagy Carmichael

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Stardust, In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Georgia on My Mind, Heart and Soul. Movie Johnny Angel. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1988. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Homer Rodeheaver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Homer Alvan Rodeheaver
Nickname(s):
Rody
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel music publisher. Songs In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross. Published over 80 songbooks. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1973.

Jelly Roll Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
Also Known As:
Ferdinand Morton
Ferd Morton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthday may be October 20, 1890. World War I draft registration card shows September 13, 1884. Confusion over his birth name also, may have been LaMenthe or LaMotte. Jazz pianist. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Claimed he wrote songs Alabama Bound, Tiger Rag, copyrighted by others. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Jimmy Durante

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Durante
Nickname(s):
Schnozzola
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 12 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie It Happened in Brooklyn. Famed for closing line of his TV show: "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!". Known for big nose and gravelly voice. Pianist. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2007. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1980. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1606 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1648 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

King Oliver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Nathan Oliver
Also Known As:
Joe Oliver
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 31 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz cornetist. Pioneered use of mutes in jazz. Taught Louis Armstrong. Songs Dippermouth Blues, Sweet Like This, Canal Street Blues, Doctor Jazz, Snag It. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1984.

Lawrence Welk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Welk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Lawrence Welk Show. Born in a German-speaking community, which was the origin of his accent. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6613 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lonnie Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alonzo Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and violin. Died months after a car struck him. Blues Hall of Fame 1990. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2010. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Louis Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Daniel Armstrong
Nickname(s):
Satchmo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 29 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Hello, Dolly!, What a Wonderful World, I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas, That Lucky Old Sun, When You're Smiling. Movie Hello, Dolly!. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1952. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Scrapper Blackwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Hillman Blackwell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song How Long, How Long Blues. Shot and killed during a mugging. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2012.

Thomas A. Dorsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982.

Uncle Dave Macon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Harrison Macon
Nickname(s):
The Dixie Dewdrop
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Banjo. Songs The Arkansas Traveler, How Beautiful Heaven Must Be. Country Music Hall of Fame 1966. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008.

Vernon Dalhart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Try Slaughter
Also Known As:
Vel Veteran
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Very early recordings done by Thomas A. Edison. First country song to sell one million records: The Wreck of the Old 97. Song Blue Ridge Mountain Home. Country Music Hall of Fame 1981. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
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