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Chuck Niles - Hollywood, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 06.082 W 118° 20.669
11S E 375983 N 3774211
Quick Description: Chuck Niles was a Jazz DJ.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2013 5:54:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMHCTG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 4

Long Description:
Hollywood honors over 2400 celebrities of stage, screen, song and radio with stars like this one along the Hollywood Walk of Fame- fifteen blocks along Hollywood Blvd.
This star is for Jazz DJ Chuck Niles.

Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"Chuck Niles (aka "Bebop Charlie") (b Charles Neidel on June 24, 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts - d. March 15, 2004 in Santa Monica, California) was a well-known jazz disc jockey who became the only jazz DJ to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1]

Niles first gained notoriety on Los Angeles commercial jazz station KNOB-FM in 1957 and then in 1965 moved to KBCA-FM (later KKGO). After that station switched formats, he took over the afternoon drive slot at the non-commercial, public-supported KLON-FM (now KKJZ) on the campus of Cal State Long Beach. Chuck Niles was a DJ for KKJZ from 1990 until his death in 2004.

Horace Silver ("The Hippest Cat in Hollywood'), Louie Bellson ("Niles Blues"), and Bob Florence ("Bebop Charlie", "Nilestones"), and others have written tunes for “Carlitos Niles”. He also appeared in small parts in several films."
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Location: on Hollywood Blvd. on the south side near where the north side meets El Cerrito Place

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