Chick Webb

Born: 
02/10/1905
City: 
Baltimore
Region: 
MD
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/16/1939
Years Active: 
1916-1939
Instruments: 
Drums

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Webb was born in Baltimore, Maryland to William H. and Marie Johnson Webb. From childhood, he suffered from tuberculosis of the spine, leaving him with short stature and a badly deformed spine. He supported himself as a newspaper boy to save enough money to buy drums, and first played professionally at age 11.