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Charlie Christian

Charlie ChristianAKA Charles Henry Christian

Born: 29-Jul-1916
Birthplace: Bonham, TX
Died: 2-Mar-1942
Location of death: Staten Island, NY
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Remains: Buried, Gates Hill Cemetery, Bonham, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Guitarist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The original guitar hero

Father: Clarence Christian (musician, d. 1926)
Mother: Willie Mae Christian
Brother: Edward Christian (musician, b. 1906)
Brother: Clarence Christian Jr. (musician, b. 1911)

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 (Early Influence)

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