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Kenny Clarke (I) (1914–1985)

Kenny Clarke was born on January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Kenneth Spearman Clarke. He died on January 26, 1985 in Paris, France. See full bio »

Died:

(age 71) in Paris, France

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 2012 On the Road (writer: "Salt Peanuts")
 2006 Thelonious Monk: Live in '66 (Video) (music: "Epistrophy")
 2001 One Man Up (performer: "Je m'en fous")
 1996 The Cable Guy (writer: "Salt Peanuts")
 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Documentary) (writer: "Epistrophy")
 1988 Bird (performer: "Parker's Mood")
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows (Played by:)
 1946 Jivin' in Be-Bop (Documentary) (writer: "Salt Peanuts" - uncredited)
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986. See more »

Trademark:

"Droppin' bombs" drum technique

Nickname:

Klook See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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