Charlie Christian

b. Bonham, Texas, July 29th, 1916; d. Seaview Hospital, Staten Island NY, March 2nd 1942.Guitar player - one of the 3 or 4 most highly rated in jazz history.Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 (Early Influence). Career began with occasional gigs as a bass player in various combos around Oklahoma in the early days of the Depression. He spent more than a year with pianist Alphonso ...more

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