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Thelonious Monk
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    (October 10, 1917-February 17, 1982)
    Performed in 36 albums between 1943 and 1971, including Monk, Brilliant Corners, and Straight No Chaser
    He's a high school dropout.
    His middle name is 'Sphere.'
    He's was reportedly bipolar and schizophrenic.
    Later in his life he wore strange clothing around in public.
    He had an eccentric stage persona, which was typified during the middle of some songs he would leave his piano to dance along with the music.
    He's credited by many for being the originator of bebop music.
    His name is often mentioned amongst other great jazz musicians.
    Clint Eastwood produced 'Straight, No Chaser,' a movie based on his life and music.
    He was a self taught musician who had to fight through the ranks to reach stardom.
    He's grown even more popular after his death.

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