Barney Kessel bio

Birth Name: Bernard Kessel

Occupation: Guitarist

Place Of Birth: Muskogee

Date Of Birth: October 17, 1923

Date Of Death: May 6, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Barney Kessel was born on the 17th of October, 1923. He was best known for being a Guitarist. Jazz guitarist and member of the group of session musicians called Wrecking Crew.

Barney Kessel was born in Muskogee. He began touring as a teenager with various dance bands and went on to work with artists like Chico Marx . He played “Mr. Spock’s Theme” on bass for the television series Star Trek.

Barney Kessel was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Barney Kessel was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Bernard Kessel 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".


Barney’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


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

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Barney Kessel kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Barney Kessel was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Bernard Kessel
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Barney Kessel 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: Barney Kessel was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Barney Kessel 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.

Barney Kessel’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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