On October 21,1917,John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw,South Carolina.He was the youngest of 14 childern.His father was a poor farmer and a skilled amateur musician.He played bass in his own band and owned all the instruments because most of the other players were so poor that they would sell the instruments for money to buy food if they had them.The town of Cheraw was primarily black town and was very
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concert’s were held be Wynton Marsalis,Jon Faddis,Arturo Sandoval,and Maynard Fergeson.He had no children,but in memorials it was commented”we are all your childern”.I still believe that,because he was the father of modern misic.If there was no bop,then there would be no Rock, grunge, reggae, fusion, rap or anything else that cameafter it. Bop was the bridge to what we have now.Thank Dizzy for that.