Dizzy Gillespie Birthplace

Dizzy Gillespie Birthplace (HMIT9)

Location: Cheraw, SC 29520 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 41.922', W 79° 53.574'

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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in a house on this site on Oct. 21, 1917. His family lived here until they moved to Philadelphia in 1935. A founder of modern jazz, Gillespie was an innovative trumpeter and bandleader known for his bent horn, bulging cheeks, sense of humor, and showmanship. In the 1950s he became a good will ambassador for the U.S. State Dept., playing concerts around the world.

Gillespie was invited to perform at the White House by eight presidents from Eisenhower to George Bush. He received the National Medal of Arts, the highest prize awarded to an American artist, in 1989 and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1990 for his lifetime contributions to American culture. Among his best-known songs were "A Night in Tunisia" and "Salt Peanuts." He died in New Jersey Jan. 6, 1993.
HM NumberHMIT9
Marker Number13-6
Year Placed2001
Placed ByPee Dee Committee, Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 601395 N 3840188
Decimal Degrees34.69870000, -79.89290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.922', W 79° 53.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 55.32" N, 79° 53' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333-347 Huger St, Cheraw SC 29520, US
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