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Dizzy Gillespie

Real/Birth Name:
John Birks Gillespie
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Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Trumpet player - his trumpet had a bent tube and the bell pointed upward. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1960. Kennedy Center Honors 1990. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. National Medal of Arts 1989. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1985. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 October 1995.
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