Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Day the Music Stopped

Seventy years ago today, Jazz and Swing great William Henry “Chick” Webb died.  Only 30 years old, he was the first “King of Swing” band leader.  He introduced the world to Ella Fitzgerald.  Ella continued the band until her solo career in 1942.

You may never have heard of Chick, but you have felt his impact.

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