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Was Stephane Grappelli married?
Grappelli never married, however, and it is widely accepted that he was gay; in 1981 he met Joseph Oldenhove, who would be his companion until his death. Grappelli died in Paris on 1 December 1997, suffering heart failure after a series of minor cerebral attacks.
How old was Stephane Grappelli when he died?
89 years (1908–1997)
Stéphane Grappelli/Age at death
Stephane Grappelli, the elfin, witty and urbane jazz violinist best known for his role in founding the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, died yesterday in a Paris clinic. He was 89 and lived in Paris. The cause was complications after hernia surgery, said his manager, Michel Chouanard.
What genre is Stephane Grappelli?
Where is Stephane Grappelli buried?
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Stéphane Grappelli/Place of burial
What happened to Django Reinhardt fingers?
In 1928, at 18, Belgian gypsy musician Django Reinhardt lost the use of the third and fourth fingers of his left hand in a caravan fire, forcing him to abandon both the violin and banjo and concentrate on the guitar, playing solos with only his index and second finger.
Where is Stephane Grappelli from?
Stéphane Grappelli/Place of birth
Was Django Reinhardt left handed?
Before he had a chance to start with the band, however, Reinhardt nearly died. More crucial to his music, the fourth finger (ring finger) and fifth finger (little) of Reinhardt’s left hand were badly burned. Doctors believed that he would never play guitar again.
What kind of music did Stephan Grappelli Play?
He was originally self-taught as both a violinist and a pianist, although during 1924-28 he studied at the Paris Conservatoire. Grappelli played in movie theaters and dance bands before meeting guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1933.
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How did Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli meet?
Grappelli played in movie theaters and dance bands before meeting guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1933. They hit it off musically from the start even though their lifestyles (Grappelli was sophisticated while Django was a gypsy) were very different.