Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

American jazz musician
Jazz giant who changed the face of the entire form, practically inventing modern jazz and shaping the course of 20th century music.
BornAugust 29, 1920
HometownKansas City, Kansas, United States of America
SpouseChan Parker (m 1950 - 1955)
ChildrenBaird Parker , Pree Parker
ParentsCharles Parker , Addie Parker


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NEWS OF THE WEEK: Madonna pays tribute to brother Anthony Ciccone

Over the weekend, a representative for the Queen of Pop's family announced that Anthony had died on Friday at the age of 66. No cause of death was given. Taking to her Instagram Stories on Monday, Madonna thanked her older sibling for introducing her to "expansive thinking". Alongside a black-and-white throwback photo showing the pair at a party, the singer wrote: "Thank you for blowing my mind as a young girl and introducing me to Charlie Parker, Miles David, Buddhism, Taoism, Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, Jack Kerouac, expansive thinking, outside the box."
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