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


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.


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

For more information on Charlie Christian visit here!


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