1917 – Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks … Read more

1917 – Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks …

1917 – Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks Gillespie) is born. He is awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 for his major contributions to the development of bebop. John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie  (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. He was born in Cheraw, […]