Bandleader and clarinetist who defined the Swing Era of music. He was appropriately known as the King of Swing.
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|FULL NAME:||Benny Goodman|
|BIRTH DATE:||May 30, 1909|
|AGE:||111 years old|
Benny Goodman is a Clarinet Player. He grew up with 11 other siblings in a poor Jewish family that had immigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire. He married Alice Hammond Duckworth on March 21, 1942, and they had two daughters together. He joined one of Chicago’s top bands at 16, the Ben Pollack Orchestra. He himself would have one of the greatest bands of the 1930s, and his Carnegie Hall concert of 1938 was largely credited with making jazz a respectable genre of music.
DID YOU KNOW He appeared in The Big Broadcast of 1937, Syncopation, The Powers Girl, and many other musical features. His life was dramatized in 1955 in The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed .
FACT He was also known for his classical recordings, the first of which was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ‘s Clarinet Quintet in A major, which he recorded with the Budapest Quartet in April 1938.
Currently, Benny Goodman is 111 years old. He will celebrate his 112th birthday on a Sunday, May 30th. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Benny Goodman’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini’s life pursuit is to explore a little bit of everything and a secret desire to be ahead of the crowd. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chats with nearly anyone, short trips and dislike being alone, being confined, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly and exchange ideas, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Benny Goodman was born in the Year of the Rooster. Rooster people are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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