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Dexter Gordon
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Musician
    (February 27, 1923-April 25, 1990)
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Jazz saxophonist
    Recorded the albums 'Dexter Rides Again' (1945), 'The Chase' (1947), 'Dexter Callin' (1961), 'Go!' (1962), 'Our Man in Paris' (1963), 'Gettin Around' (1965), 'Something Different' (1975) and 'Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard' (1976)
    Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor for the film 'Round Midnight' (1986)
    He served time for heroin possession (1955).
    He had the habit of reciting the lyrics of each ballad before playing it.
    He lived in exile in Europe for 15 years (1960-75).
    His role in 'Round Midnight' -- an expatriate jazz musician with a substance abuse problem -- was not much of a stretch.
    His sax playing was noted for its large and spacious sound.
    He was twice named 'Down Beat' magazine's Musician of the Year (1978,1980).
    While living in Denmark, he became godfather to future Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
    After the release of 'Round Midnight,' Coke considered casting him in one of their commercials but changed their minds after deciding his skin color was 'too white.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 32 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
 
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