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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
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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: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.
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