Benny Goodman

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In Music
  • born

    born
    benny goodman was born in chicago, illinois
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    bennys life

  • studied music

    studied music
    attended Kehelah Jacob Synagogue
  • first clarinet

    first clarinet
    benny goodman got his first clarinet when he was ten years old
  • Benny left school

    Benny left school
    Benny left school in 1923
  • Bennys dad died

    Bennys dad died
    Bennys dad was hit by a car and killed
  • joined band

    joined band
    Benny joined the Ben Polack Band in 1925
  • left band

    left band
    Benny left the Ben Polack 4 years later in 1929. Preticipated in recording secions.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    the Great Depression hit America in 1929
  • beginning of Bennys popularity

    beginning of Bennys popularity
  • became nationally known

  • led his first band

    led his first band
  • played at Palamar Ballroom in L.A

    played at Palamar Ballroom in L.A
    became know as King of Swing
  • married

    married
    Benny married Alice Duckworth
  • international fame

    international fame
  • film released

    film released
  • Elected to Hall of Fame

    Elected to Hall of Fame
  • wife died

    wife died
  • marked 30th Anniversary

    marked 30th Anniversary
  • appeared at Kool Jazz Fesival in New York

    appeared at Kool Jazz Fesival in New York
  • Doctorate Degree in Music

    Doctorate Degree in Music
  • Grammy Award

    Grammy Award
    For Lifetime Achievement
  • Benny Goodman died

    Benny Goodman died
  • Grammy Award

    Grammy Award
    Grammy Award for 'And the Angels Song' (1939)
  • Emmersion Radio Hall of Fame

    Emmersion Radio Hall of Fame
  • Image on Postage Stamp

    Image on Postage Stamp
    Image appeared as part of a US Commenorative Stamp Collection entitled, 'Legends of American Music Series
  • ASCAP Hall of Fame

    ASCAP Hall of Fame
  • Grammy Award

    Grammy Award
    Recieved Grammy Award for 'Moonglow' (1936)