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Guitarist Joe Cinderella Dies at 85

Career began in ’50s and touched on pop as well as jazz

Joe Cinderella

Guitarist Joe Cinderella passed away on Oct. 27 at the age of 85, in his home in Whiting, N.J., of natural causes.

Born in Newark, N.J., on June 14, 1927, Cinderella began playing guitar in his teens and was influenced by Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. He was a World War II vet and played jazz during his tour of service, then continued to do so from the 1950s through the ’90s.

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