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Easily recognized by his puffed-out cheeks and unusual angular trumpet, Dizzie Gillespie was one of the key figures in the birth of "bebop" jazz. Nicknamed "Dizzy" because of his comical antics, Gillespie played trumpet in the 1930s in bands led by Teddy Hill and Lionel Hampton. Throughout the '40s and '50s Gillespie led his own bands, both big and small, and toured the world playing his complex and upbeat music. With Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis, Gillespie ushered in the er More »
Name at Birth: John Birks Gillespie
Born: October 21, 1917 (Cheraw, South Carolina)

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John Gillespie Magee Jr. (9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941) was a World War 2 Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet, who wrote the ...

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High Flight By John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (A sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee, an American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World ...

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John Gillespie Magee, Jr., was one such American. Born in Shanghai, China, in 1922 to an English mother and a Scotch-Irish-American father, Magee was 18 ...

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John Gillespie Magee Jr. was born in Shanghai, China to missionary parents. His father was American and his mother was British; Magee moved to England in ...

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John Gillespie Magee, Jr. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the ...

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High Flight -by P/O John Gillespie Magee RCAF Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've ...

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Dec 8, 2011 ... Whether you love it or hate it, John Gillespie Magee's “High Flight” remains the most enduring of aviation poems: Oh! I have slipped the surly ...

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Jul 29, 2009 ... John Magee was an American who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to fight in WWII. On December 11, 1941 at the age of 19 he died in a ...

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Sep 3, 2013 ... One day in late August or early September, 1941, a 19-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot named John Gillespie Magee, Jr., who ...