Mercer Ellington bio

Birth Name: Mercer Ellington

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Washington, DC

Date Of Birth: March11, 1919

Date Of Death: February 8, 1996

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Not available

Mercer Ellington was born on the 11th of March, 1919. He was best known for being a Composer. Jazz composer, bandleader, and trumpeter remembered for albums like 1959’s Colors in Rhythm and 1996’s Only God Can Make a Tree.

Mercer Ellington was born in Washington, DC. He began his career as a bandleader in 1939. His album Digital Duke won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1988.

Mercer Ellington was a Pisces and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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

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Mercer Ellington was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME:Mercer Ellington
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Zodiac Sign: Mercer Ellington was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Mercer Ellington 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: Mercer Ellington had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Mercer Ellington’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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