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Charlie Barnet
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Bandleader
    (October 26, 1913-September 4, 1991)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Died in San Diego, California
    Saxophonist
    Specialized in Bebop and Swing
    Hits included 'Cherokee' and 'Skyliner'
    He was born rich and attended boarding school.
    He was a man-whore, with a trail of 11 wives.
    His band was infamously raucous, taking impromptu dips in hotel pools, hard drinking and committing vandalism.
    He stated, 'I like the girls to match the upholstery of the car.'
    He quit music at 36 because he was bored.
    He rejected the family law business to pursue his first love, jazz.
    His parents divorced when he was 2.
    His band was one of the first to integrate as early as 1935, with the legendary Lena Horne as a featured vocalist.
    He greatly admired Count Basie and Duke Ellington, composing songs in their honor.
    In 1984, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.

Credit: Black Chic


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