Art Blakey bio

Birth Name: Arthur Blakey

Occupation: Drummer

Place Of Birth: Pittsburgh

Date Of Birth: October11, 1919

Date Of Death: October 16, 1990

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Art Blakey was born on the 11th of October, 1919. He was famous for being a Drummer. Grammy Award-winning hard bop drummer who performed with the Jazz Messengers. He was a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2005.

Art Blakey was born in Pittsburgh. He taught himself the drums after learning how to play the piano. He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Art Blakey was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Arthur Blakey is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Art Blakey’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Art Blakey’s parents.

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Art Blakey was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME:Arthur Blakey
NICKNAME:Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, Bu (nickname), The Old Man (nickname)
BIRTH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Art Blakey was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Art Blakey was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Art Blakey had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Art Blakey’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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