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Bix Beiderbecke
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Musician
    (March 10, 1903-August 6, 1931)
    Born in Davenport, Iowa
    Cornetist
    Died from delirium tremens (DTs/'the shakes') at 28
    He was dismissed from school for sneaking out to speakeasies.
    He suffered a nervous breakdown.
    His liquor of choice was bathtub gin.
    He drank himself to death.
    He endured chronic ill health since childhood.
    He influenced Miles Davis' 'cool' style of improvisational jazz.
    His life inspired the novel and film 'Young Man With A Horn.'
    Louis Armstrong declared: 'Lots of cats tried to play like Bix; ain't none of them play like him yet.'

Credit: Black Chic


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