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Dizzy Gillespie

JazzTimes’ first subscriber, the legendary trumpet player and jazz innovator Dizzy Gillespie, was born on October 21, 1917. He died of pancreatic cancer on January 6, 1993.

Google celebratied his birthday with a “Google Doodle” on their site. Anyone going to Google on that day saw an illustration of the trumpeter in the form of the Google logo.

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