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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 September 1924New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 31 July 1966New York City, New York, USA  (cirrhosis of the liver)
Birth NameEarl Powell
Nickname Budo

Mini Bio (1)

Bud Powell was born on September 27, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Earl Powell. He was married to Buttercup and Audrey Hill. He died on July 31, 1966 in New York City.

Spouse (3)

Audrey Hill (9 March 1953 - 1954) (divorced)
Buttercup (? - 31 July 1966) (his death) (1 child)
? (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.
Jazz pianist and composer.
Suffered from seizures, erratic behavior and headaches due to a beating by a police officer in 1945 (while he was helping his friend Thelonious Monk from harassment).
Institutionalized many times and underwent electric shock treatment.
His mentor, Thelonious Monk dedicated a song to him, "In Walked Bud". Powell called his teacher "the greatest pianist in the world".
Appears in the novel "That Must Be Yoshino."
Had two children, Cecelia and Johnny.

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