Today in Black History: July 29, 1916 “Guitarist Charlie Christian Was Born”

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On July 29, 1916, electric jazz guitarists, Charlie Christian was born in Bonham, Texas. He is well known for helping to create bebop and cool jazz. Christian gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra. In 1990, Charlie Christian was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Check out the video below explaining Charlie Christian’s technique of playing.

For more information on Charlie Christian visit here!

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