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Music 80E: History
Dr. Karlton E. Hester
Film Questions: Celebrating Bird
Title: Celebrating Bird [videorecording]: the triumph of Charlie Parker / Toby Byron/Multiprises ; Sony Video Software Company ; Pioneer Artists ; written by Gary Giddins ; produced by Toby Byron ; directed by Gary Giddins and Kendrick Simmons
Published: W. Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c1987
UCSC Library Call No.: VT 3405
1. How did Charlie Parker receive the nickname "Bird"?
2. Who was Parkers first mentor?
3. Under what circumstance was Bird led to drug addiction?
4. Why did Parker and his first wife separate?
5. Name two big bands with which Parker was associated before the advent of bebop.
6. At what California institution was Parker confined when he experienced his nervous breakdown?
7. What did Parker call the racist assailant who assaulted his friend Dizzy in the night club in which they were performing?
8. What was the name of the New York nightclub named in his honor?
9. Under what two circumstances did Parker finally feel he was treated appropriate respect or where he was "showcased properly?"
10. How old was Parker when he died?
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