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Charlie Biddle Dies

Charlie Biddle, a bassist and concert promoter credited with popularizing jazz in Quebec, died Tues., Feb. 4 of cancer. He was 76.

Born in Philadelphia in 1926, Biddle fought for in the army during World War II and later, on the G.I. Bill, attended Temple University, where he studied music. In 1948 he moved to Montreal, which at the time had a thriving music scene and was home to pianist Oscar Peterson, a longtime friend of Biddle.

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