Amazingly enough, a filmed appearance of him playing two songs in 1955 on a Soupy Sales variety show turned up after being lost for 40 years. This is the only known footage of the great trumpeter.
Final Resting Place:
Mt. Zion Cemetery
3401 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, Delaware, 19805
Grave Location:Brown Family Plot
Grave Location Description
If the gates are open, take the first entrance with the maintenance shed on your right at the entrance. If the gates are locked, as you are facing the cemetery go to the far left boundary and walk through the large gap in the fence. As you walk to the maintenance shed Clifford Brown is buried right next to the shed along the fence line approximately 40 feet from the paved road.
Grave Location GPS39.75368695354252, -75.59086960135126
Read More About Clifford Brown:
- Wikipedia Entry
- The Lasting Legacy Of Legendary Trumpeter Clifford Brown
- 50 Years Later, Unmuted Awe for Clifford Brown
- Clifford Brown - Blue Note Records
- Clifford Brown Legendary Jazz Musician
- Clifford Brown - All About Jazz
- All About Clifford Brown
- Max Roach: 'Clifford Brown and Max Roach' - NPR
- Clifford Brown's talents put Wilmington on the jazz lovers' map
Videos Featuring Clifford Brown:
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date_of_death: December 25, 1954
cause_of_death: Accidental gunshot to the head
best_know_for: A popular R&B singer with a string of eight hits in a row including "Cross My Heart" and "Please Forgive Me", he blew his brains out on Christmas Day between sets after telling everyone ‘It’s okay! Gun’s not loaded… see?’ Interestingly enough, "Pledging My Love" was a posthumous R&B number 1 hit for 10 weeks beginning February 12, 1955, thus Johnny Ace became the first artist to reach the Billboard pop charts only after death.
popular name: J.B. Lenoir
date_of_death: April 29, 1967
cause_of_death: Internal bleeding (untreated) after an auto accident
best_know_for: Monticello area native J. B. Lenoir was a distinctive blues artist, in both his high-pitched singing style and the candid political critiques in many of his song lyrics and is best remembered for his 1955 hit “Mama, Talk to Your Daughter". He died on April 29, 1967, in Urbana, Illinois, at the age 38, of internal bleeding related to injuries he had suffered in a car crash three weeks earlier. The 2003 documentary film The Soul of a Man, directed by Wim Wenders as the second installment of Martin Scorsese's series The Blues, explored Lenoir's career, together with those of Skip James and Blind Willie Johnson. In 2011, Lenoir was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
popular name: Bianca Halstead
date_of_death: December 15, 2001
cause_of_death: Auto accident caused by a drunk driver
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