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Chick Webb

Biography

William Henry Webb, 10 February 1909, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 19 June 1939, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Although crippled soon after his birth, Webb’s determination to be a drummer overcame his physical infirmities. After playing in local bands, he travelled to New York while still a teenager and soon formed his own band there. By 1927 he had played at the Savoy Ballroom and other prestigious dance halls. In 1931 he began a residency at the Savoy and quickly became this famous... Read more

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jazz
swing
big band
drums
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