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Miles Davis
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    (May 26, 1926-September 28, 1991)
    Died in Los Angeles, California (from respiratory failure brought on by pneumonia and a stroke)
    Birth name was Miles Dewey Davis III
    Recorded 'Birth of The Cool,' 'Walkin',' 'Bags' Groove,' 'The Musings of Miles,' 'Blue Haze,' 'Blue Moods,' 'The New Miles Davis Quintet,' 'Quintet/Sextet,' 'Round About Midnight,' 'Cookin',' 'Collector's Items,' 'Miles Ahead,' 'Milestones,' '58 Sessions,' 'Porgy And Bess,' 'Sketches of Spain,' 'At Carnegie Hall 1961,' 'Quiet Nights,' 'Seven Steps to Heaven,' 'E.S.P.,' 'Miles Smiles,' 'Sorcerer' Nefertiti' and 'Bitches Brew'
    He had a Jerry-Curl.
    He was nicknamed the 'Prince of Darkness.'
    He was three-times divorced (1968, 1969, 1988).
    He experimented with drugs (most notably, heroin) and smoked cigarettes for many years.
    His heroin addiction got so bad that he temporarily retired from music in 1975 because of it.
    He spent 20 years between having his third child, Miles Dewey Davis IV, and his forth child, Erin Davis.
    When a white woman asked him what he had done in life to be invited to the White House for a reception in honor of Ray Charles, he said: 'Well, I've changed music four or five times. What have you done of any importance other than be white?'
    His album 'You're Under Arrest' was often criticized by Jazz purists for containing covers of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature.'
    His father was a dentist and his mother was a talented pianist.
    He was a capable trumpet player by the age of 15.
    He moved to New York City at the age of 18 to study at Juilliard.
    He recorded his first album at the age of 20.
    He changed the way Jazz was performed and composed.
    Bill Cosby was his best man at his last wedding, which was held in Bill's home.
    He formed a band with John Coltrane.
    Another reason that prompted him to temporarily leave music in 1975 was because of a chronic hip injury.
    He added a Spanish-flavored sound to his music during his later years.
    He was inducted in the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1979).
    He said of his legacy: 'I know what I've done for music, but don't call me a legend.'
    He's influenced an innumerable amount of musicians.

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