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Tony Williams

(Anthony Williams)
musician
Born: 12/12/1945
Birthplace: Chicago

A noted jazz drummer in the vanguard of the fusion movement, a combination of rock music and jazz. His band, Lifetime, is considered a pioneer in the genre. Williams recorded and toured constantly with his own bands and in other musician's bands from the early '60s, when he started his career at only 17, until his death. He worked with such jazz giants as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

Died: 2/23/1997

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