Kenny Clarke bio

Birth Name: Kenneth Spearman Clarke

Occupation: Drummer

Place Of Birth: Pittsburgh

Date Of Birth: January 9, 1914

Date Of Death: January 26, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Kenny Clarke was born on the 9th of January, 1914. He was popular for being a Drummer. Nicknamed “Klook,” Clarke was a jazz and bebop drummer and bandleader who released the album Bohemia After Dark as a bandleader.

Kenny Clarke was born in Pittsburgh. As a young man, he played with various ensembles, including the Jeter-Pillars band. He went on to be a house drummer at Minton’s Playhouse in 1941. He worked as a house drummer for Savoy Records.

Kenny Clarke was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Kenneth Spearman Clarke 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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Kenny Clarke’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Kenny Clarke’s parents.

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Kenny Clarke was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Kenneth Spearman Clarke
NICKNAME: Liaqat Ali Salaam, Klook, Klook-Mop
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Kenny Clarke was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Kenny Clarke was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Kenny Clarke had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Kenny Clarke’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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