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Birth date: July 29, 1916
Death date: 1942-03-02
Birth place: Bonham, Texas, United States
Profession:Soundtrack

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Charles Henry "Charlie" Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist.Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. His single-string technique, combined with amplification, helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond and George T. Simon called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In the liner notes to the 1972 Columbia album Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian, Gene Lees writes that, "Many critics and musicians consider that Christian was one of the founding fathers of bebop, or if not that, at least a precursor to it."Christian's influence reached beyond jazz and swing. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Christian was raised in Oklahoma City and was one of many musicians who jammed along the city's "Deep Deuce" section on N.E. Second Street. In 2006 Oklahoma City renamed a street in its Bricktown entertainment district Charlie Christian Avenue. Wikipedia

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marty Stuart Show2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Melba Moore: Live in Concert2007Video writer: "Air Mail Special"
Focus2001/Iperformer: "Shivers" 1940 / writer: "Shivers" 1940
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998Documentary writer: "Air Mail Special"
Save the Tiger1973writer: "Air Mail Special"
Jazz Party1958TV Series writer - 1 episode
Show Time at the Apollo1955TV Series writer - 1 episode

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1His untimely demise from tuberculosis was hastened by alcoholism, a dissolute life style and persistent lack of sleep.
2Loved to dress in brightly coloured, flamboyant clothes.
3Came from an impoverished background. His blind father was an itinerant guitarist and singer. Unable to afford his own instrument, Charlie forged his first guitar from old cigar boxes.
4Jazz guitarist, generally considered to have popularized the use of the electric guitar in jazz music.


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