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Lionel Hampton (1908–2002)

Lionel Hampton was born on April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Lionel Leo Hampton. He was married to Gladys Neal Riddle. He died on August 31, 2002 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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John Wick
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 2016 Allied (writer: "Flying Home")
 2016 The Durrells in Corfu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street" - uncredited)
 2014 John Wick (writer: "Evil Man Blues")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #8.8 (2012) ... (performer: "Flying Home") / (writer: "Flying Home")
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) ("Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop") / (performer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop")
 2010 BBC Swingin' Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Midnight Sun")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Midnight Sun")
 2009 The Missing Person (performer: "The High And The Mighty")
 2008 The Express (writer: "Salty Papa Blues")
 2007 Music and Lyrics (writer: "Flying Home")
 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (writer: "Midnight Sun")
 2006 Hollywoodland (performer: "Flying Home") / (writer: "Flying Home")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2005) ... (performer: "Hot Mallets", "Slap Happy") / (writer: "Hot Mallets", "Slap Happy" - as L. Hampton)
- Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (2004) ... ("Everybody's Somebody's Fool") / (writer: "Three Minutes on 52nd St.")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Flying Home")
 2002 Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (Documentary) ("Everybody's Somebody's Fool") / (writer: "Three Minutes on 52nd St.")
 2001/I Focus (writer: "Shivers" (1940))
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Mister Rock And Roll")
 1998 City of Angels (writer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop")
 1995 En på miljonen (lyrics: "HEY BABERIBA / HEY BA BA RE BOP") / (music: "HEY BABERIBA / HEY BA BA RE BOP") / (writer: "HEY BABERIBA / HEY BA BA RE BOP")
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy ("Flying Home")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Flying Home", "Stardust", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie") / (writer: "Flying Home", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie")
 1992 A League of Their Own (writer: "Flying Home")
 1990 The Sheltering Sky (performer: "Midnight Sun") / (writer: "Midnight Sun")
 1990 Memphis Belle (writer: "Flying Home")
 1988 Frank's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Where's Ed? (1988) ... (performer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" - uncredited)
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1987) ... (music: "Flying Home" - uncredited)
 1986 Poor Butterfly (performer: "Pobre Mariposa")
 1983 Losin' It ("Hey! Ba-Ba-Re Bop")
 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary) (writer: "Flying Home")
 1982 Great Vibes! Lionel Hampton & Friends (TV Movie) (performer: "Ease On Down The Road", "Sweet Georgia Brown")
 1976 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1968 All Things Bright and Beautiful (TV Movie) (performer: "On a Clear Day")
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 November 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "How High the Moon", "Let Me Off Uptown" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Moonglow" - uncredited)
 1958 Les tricheurs (as Hampton, "Crazy Hamp")
 1956 Basin Street Revue (performer: "Ding Dong Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ding Dong Baby" - uncredited)
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: "Jam Session")
  Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes) (writer - 4 episodes) (music - 1 episode)
- Variety Time ... (performer: "Cobb's Idea")
- Showtime in Harlem ... (music: "Midnight Sun") / (performer: "Beulah's Boogie", "Midnight Sun") / (writer: "Beulah's Boogie")
- Rhythm in Harlem ... (performer: "Cobb's Idea")
- Jazz Time ... (performer: "Air Mail Special", "Slide, Hamp, Slide") / (writer: "Slide, Hamp, Slide")
- Harlem Variety Revue ... (performer: "Bongo Interlude", "Vibe Boogie") / (writer: "Bongo Interlude", "Vibe Boogie")
 1949 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.44 (1949) ... (writer: "Flying Home" - uncredited)
 1948 A Song Is Born (performer: "Goldwyn Stomp" (1947) - uncredited) / (writer: "Goldwyn Stomp" (1947), "Flying Home" (1939) - uncredited)
 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" - uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel ("I've Got a Heartful of Music" (1937), uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

On CBS- TV on 10 November 1958, he appeared on the Timex All-Star Jazz Show with Gene Krupa and Louis Armstrong.

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lionel Hampton and His Band | Lionel Hampton's Inner Circle | Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.


His theme song was "Flying Home". Other songs written by Hampton include "Hamp's Boogie", "Central Avenue Breakdown" and "Midnight Sun". See more »


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