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Charlie Christian

Guitarist (29-Jul-1916 — 2-Mar-1942)


Stan Ayeroff. Swing to Bop: The Music of Charlie Christian: Pioneer of the Electric Guitar. Mel Bay Publications. 2005. 240pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.306)

  5. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.132)

  6. Legends in Their Own Time (p.48)

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