Death of Artie Shaw

May 23, 1910 - December 30, 2004
Thousand Oaks, California | Age 94

Star bandleader of swing era dies at 94
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At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader, ranked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller as musicians whose swinging tunes kept a generation jumping and jittering.

The jazz legend who epitomized the Big Band era with hits such as "Begin the Beguine'' and `"Stardust'' before abandoning the music world for writing and other pursuits, died Thursday. He was 94.

Shaw had long suffered from diabetes and likely died of...

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