Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton bio

Birth Name: Lionel Leo Hampton

Occupation: Drummer

Place Of Birth: Louisville

Date Of Birth: April 20, 2008

Date Of Death: August 31, 2002

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Lionel Hampton was born on the 20th of April, 2008. He was best known for being a Drummer. Jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, composer, and educator who has played with artists like Charlie Parker. He was an Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee in 1992.

Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville. He was a member of the Bud Billiken Club, which was the racially egalitarian version of the Boy Scouts of America. Jimmy Bertrand taught him how to play xylophone. He was one of the first mainstream American vibraphone players but started off as a drummer.

Lionel Hampton was a Aries and was born in the Generation Z.

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Lionel Leo Hampton is part Generation Z (also known as iGeneration). The kids who were the first born with the Internet and are suspected to be the most individualistic and technology-dependent generation.


Lionel’s Lionel Leo Hampton attended University of Southern California.


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

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Lionel Hampton was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME: Lionel Leo Hampton
NICKNAME: The Gates of Swing, “Gates”, “Hamp”, “Mad Lionel”
RELIGION: Christian Science
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Lionel Hampton was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Lionel Hampton was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Lionel Hampton had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Lionel Hampton’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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