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Hampton Hawes
Birth: Nov. 13, 1928
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 22, 1977
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Jazz Musician. Performing and recording with greats Sonny Criss, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, and Charlie Parker, he was signed to Contemporary Records in 1950. His Be-Bop style won the Downbeat New Star Award in 1956 and with the Charles Mingus Trio, he recorded "Mingus Three" on Roulette Records in 1957. Overwhelmed by drug addiction, he was arrested for heroin possession in 1958 and spent five years in prison until President John F. Kennedy pardoned him in 1963. He returned to recording for Contemporary with series of six albums and toured in the United States, Europe and Japan. Writing his memoirs of drug addiction and music, his best seller autobiography "Raise Up Off Me," was published in 1974. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Lincoln Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13880327
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Happy Birthday
- Cindy
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014
On your 86th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Nov. 10, 2014
Not a day goes by that I don't marvel at your Genius of the Piano. I wish you had more time to give us all the joy you brought with your musical touch, you left too soon. Blessings Always.
- Bongo Pete
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
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