Knowledge Identifier: +Bix_Beiderbecke
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1903.
Countries: United States (58%), New York (13%), Iowa (10%)
Linked to: Keeley Institute, Victor Talking Machine Company, Columbia Records, The Beatles
Beiderbecke attended Davenport, Iowa High School from 1919 to 1921.
Vic Berton - In 1924 he became the manager of The Wolverines, and occasionally played alongside Bix Beiderbecke in the ensemble
In the meantime, Beiderbecke played on four number-one records in 1928, all under the Whiteman name: "Together," "Ramona," "My Angel," and "Ol' Man River", which featured Bing Crosby on vocals.
Following the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the once-booming music industry contracted and work became more difficult to find.
But when he returned to New York at the end of January 1930, the renowned soloist did not rejoin Whiteman and performed only sparingly.
Joe Venuti - From the period of 1931-1933, Venuti recorded again with Eddie Lang, Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer.
Dorothy Baker - In 1938 she wrote her first novel, "Young Man with a Horn", based on the life of notable jazz cornet player, Bix Beiderbecke
In 1977, the Beiderbecke childhood home at 1934 Grand Avenue in Davenport was added to the National Register of Historic Places
In 2003, to mark the hundredth anniversary of his birth, the Greater Astoria Historical Society and other community organizations, spearheaded by Paul Maringelli and The Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee, erected a plaque in Beiderbecke's honor at the apartment building in which he died in Queens