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 Shelly Manne

Shelly Manne

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 26 Sep 1984 (aged 64)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Eternal Love, lot 3769
Memorial ID 6340 · View Source
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Musician. Born Sheldon Manne in New York City, he was a versatile jazz drummer known as the man with the golden arm. His first professional job with a known big band was with the Bobby Byrne Orchestra in 1940. When the bebop craze started to change the jazz sound in the mid 1940, he rose to stardom working in bands with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. In the early 1950s, he relocated to the west coast where he performed in the Los Angeles jazz scene with artist Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Russ Freeman, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and many more. He also made a countless number of records, plus sound tracks for television and feature films. Two weeks before his sudden death of a heart attack, he was honored by the City of Los Angeles with a "Shelly Manne Day".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6340
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shelly Manne (11 Jun 1920–26 Sep 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6340, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .