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Beiderbecke, Leon Bismarck (Bix)

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Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1931 AD, at 28 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Musicians

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1903 - Born on the 10th of March in Davenport, Iowa.

1924 - Beiderbecke first recorded with his band the Wolverine Orchestra.

         - Wrote compositions for the piano, and recorded one of them, "In a Mist".

In 1925, he spent time in Chicago and worked on his reading abilities.

1927 - Bix and Trambauer, a 'C' Melody and alto saxophone player, briefly joined Adrian Rollini's band at the Club New Yorker, New York.

         - Suffered from severe pain in his legs and other ill effects of prohibition era alcohol.

1928 - He was productive throughout, but by the following year his drinking really began to catch up with him.

1929 - Beiderbecke had a breakdown, made a comeback, and then in September was reluctantly sent back to Davenport to recover.

1931 - Died on the 6th of August at the age of 28, in his apartment at 43-30 46th Street, Sunnyside, Queens.


 

 

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