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Calloway, Cabell (Cab)

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer


1907 - Cabell Calloway III was born on the 25th of December in Rochester, New York.

         - He finished high school at Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore, MD.

         - He took up law at Crane College, Chicago, Illinois.

         - He worked with a band called The Alabamians while studying law at Chicago's Crane College.

         - He joined The Missourians, which changed its name to Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.

1930 - He was hired to replace Duke Ellington at the exclusive Cotton Club in Harlem.

1931 - His most famous song, Minnie the Moocher, was written and sold over 1,000,000 copies.

1987 - He was awarded the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.

1993 - He received Recipient of National Medal of Arts.

1994 - He died on the 18th of November in Rochester, New York.


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