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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was a pop and jazz singer who had her first hit record in 1938 with the Chick Webb Band's "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." Raised in New York City, she began recording with bands in 1935 and…

Ella Fitzgerald Biography

Ella Fitzgeraldjazz singerBorn: 4/25/1917Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, called “the first lady of song,” who blessed thousands of listeners with her…

Fitzgerald, Ella

(Encyclopedia) Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917–96, American jazz singer, b. Newport News, Va. Probably the most celebrated jazz vocalist of her generation, Fitzgerald was reared in Yonkers, N.Y…

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson was a teen sensation on piano in his native Montreal, playing in dance bands and recording in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In the late '40s he began touring the United States and…

F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald Biography

F(rancis) Scott FitzgeraldnovelistBorn: 9/24/1896Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota Novelist and short-story writer credited with chronicling the Jazz Age and considered one of the greatest…

Carrie Fisher Biography

Carrie FisheractressBorn: 10/21/1956Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California Daughter of entertainers Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds , and one of the most visible actresses in her generation for her…

Beverly Peer Biography

Beverly Peerjazz bass playerBorn: 1912Birthplace: New York City Peer began plucking the strings for the Chick Webb Orchestra in 1937. He backed up stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Lena…

Tommy Tedesco Biography

Tommy TedescoguitaristBorn: 7/3/1930Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York Tedesco was the most-sought-after studio guitarist in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s. He performed with Frank…

Beryl Bryden 1998 Deaths

Beryl BrydenAge: 78 jazz singer who had been dubbed “Britain's queen of the blues” by Ella Fitzgerald.Died: July 14, 1998.Frank BrimsekA - FMary Bunting-Smith

Bob Haggart 1998 Deaths

Bob Haggartjazz musician versatile jazz artist who recorded with jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke EllingtonBorn: 1914Died: 1998Edmund Asbury GullionG -…