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LESTER YOUNG


LESTER YOUNG


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Lester Willis Young
 
 
Description: Saxophonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Instruments: Tenor saxophone, clarinet
Music Styles: Jazz
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.actlab.utexas.edu/~horshak/greatday/young.html
 
Date Born: 27th August 1909
Location Born: Woodville, Missippi, United States of America
 
Date Died: 15th March 1959
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Memorial: It has been said that coming home from Young's funral in a texi, Billie Holiday said I'll be the next one to go. She died only four months later at the age of 44.
 
Summary: Born in Mississippi and grew up in a musical family. Young's father, Willis Handy Young, was a respected teacher, his brother Lee Young was a drummer, and several other relatives played music professionally.
 
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