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us: Monk, Thelonious

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  • Variants

    • us: Monk, Thelonious, 1917-1982
    • us: Monk, Thelonious Sphere
    • us: Monk, Thelonius
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Rocky Mount (N.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Weehawken (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Columbia Records, Inc.
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Pianists
          • Sources

            • found: His Thelonious Monk live at the It Club [SR] c1982: label (Thelonious Monk, composer/pianist)
            • found: LC data base, 6/3/83 (hdg.: Monk, Thelonious)
            • found: Jackson, M. Memories of Thelonious Sphere Monk [SR] p1982.
            • found: Castérède, J. Hommage à Thélonious Monk, c1983: p. iii (Thelonious Monk; b. 1920, d. 1982)
            • found: Williams, J. Birthplace of Thelonius Monk ... 1979: postcard verso (Thelonius Monk)
            • found: Groves encyc. of pop. music, 1992 (Monk, Thelonious; b. 10/10/17; d. 2/17/82)
            • found: Southern, E. Biog. dict. Afro-Amer. musicians, 1982 (Monk, Thelonious Sphere; b. 10/10/17)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Monk, Thelonious; pianist, composer / arranger, bandleader, jazz musician; born 10 October, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States; studied at Stuyvesant High School, New York; developed some piano technique; served as an organist at Union Baptist Church; accompanist for barnstorming evangelist (1935-1937); played jazz at clubs, New York; hired for house band, (1947); first recordings as leader, Blue Note label (1947); convicted of possession of narcotics (1951); signed with Columbia Records (1962-1968); appeared at nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals (1960s); died 5 February, 1982 in Weehawken, New Jersey, United States)
          • LC Classification

            • ML417.M846
          • Change Notes

            • 1983-08-11: new
            • 2015-05-10: revised
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