Charlie Christian
Born: 1916

As the man who popularized the guitar in a jazz setting, his
legacy lives on.

Charlie Christian was born on July 29, 1916 in Bonham,
Texas but was raised in Oklahoma City from the time he
was two years old. Charlie’s immediate family were all
musically talented – his mother played the piano; his father
sang and played the trumpet and guitar; his brother,
Clarence, played the violin and the mandolin; and his oldest
brother, Edward, played the string bass. His parents made
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