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Google Celebrates Dizzy Gillespie on his Birthday

Trumpeter born in 1917 gets his own Google Doodle

Dizzy Gillespie (1990)
Dizzy Gillespie and admirers hang out on an early jazz cruise (photo: Ken Franckling)
Dizzy Gillespie and admirers hang out on an early jazz cruise (photo: Ken Franckling)

JazzTimes’ first subscriber, the legendary trumpet player and jazz innovator Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917. The trumpeter would have been 93. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1993.

Google is celebrating his birthday today with a “Google Doodle” on their site. Anyone going to Google today will see an illustration of the trumpeter in the form of the Google logo.

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