Bunny Berigan

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Biography

Roland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (November 2, 1908 – June 2, 1942) was an American jazz trumpeter who rose to fame during the swing era, but whose career and influence were shortened by a losing battle with alcoholism that ended with his early death at age 33 from cirrhosis. Although he composed some jazz instrumentals like "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues", Berigan was best known for his virtuoso jazz trumpeting. His 1937 classic recording "I Can't Get Started" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975.

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    I'm a glum one, it's explainable, I met someone unattainable
    Life's a bore, the world is my oyster no more
    All the papers where I lead the news with my capers, now will spread the news
    Superman turns out to be flash-in-the-pan
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