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date: 29 March 2020

Strayhorn, Billy [William Thomas; Swee’ Pea] (b Dayton, OH, 29 Nov 1915; d New, York, NY, 31 May 1967). Composer, arranger, pianist, and lyricist. 

The Grove Dictionary of American Music
Walter van de LeurWalter van de Leur

He grew up in one of the poorest black districts of Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania. His grandmother introduced him to the piano. ...

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