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Billy Strayhorn Takes the A Train
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 27.632 W 079° 54.017
17T E 593238 N 4479454
Quick Description: The composer of "Take the A Train" polished his jazz skills here at Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2006 6:18:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMYH4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 37

Long Description:
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Jazz composer and arranger. Collaborator with Duke Ellington. Billy Strayhorn's "Take the A Train" became the Ellington orchestra's theme song. A graduate of Westinghouse High School, Strayhorn had his musical talents nurtured here.
Marker Name: William "Billy" Strayhorn

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 05/27/1995

Marker Type: City

Location: Westinghouse High School, 1101 N. Murtland St., Homewood, Pittsburgh

Category: African American, Music & Theater

Website: [Web Link]

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