The Canadian Press

2003-02-08 | Obit-Biedle

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Montreal jazz great Charlie Biddle was remembered at a memorial service in Montreal. He died February 4th of cancer at age 76. The Order of Canada recipient played bass with Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker, and helped keep Montreal's jazz scene alive in the '50s and '60s. His son, Charles Junior, was touched by the support from the community. (Biddle Junior said his father left the US in 1948 and lived his life's dream in Canada, a dream he felt was unattainable in his native Philadelphia due too entrenched racism.)

Date: 2003-02-08
Placeline: Montreal, QC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he's a wonderful person and we can tell by the outpouring of love and all the people that are here today to basically, mark his passage you know and, also my dad was a kind of man who who preferred for us to celebrate his life and to to mourn his death even though on it is a difficult thing to do because I always will miss and extremely delayed >>

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