BRITISH JAZZ PIANIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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        Sir George Shearing (August 13, 1919 – February 14, 2011)

Shearing led a popular jazz group for many years that recorded for Discovery
Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles,
including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland", he had multiple albums on the
Billboard charts from the 1950s to the 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York
City, at the age of 91.

 

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