Lionel Hampton

About Lionel Hampton

Birth Day: April 20, 1908
Birth Place: Louisville, KY

Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton was born on April 20, 1908 in Louisville, KY. Jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, composer, and educator who has played with artists like Charlie Parker. He was an Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee in 1992.
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As per our current Database, Lionel Hampton has been died on Aug 31, 2002 (age 94).

🎂 Lionel Hampton - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Lionel Hampton die, Lionel Hampton was 94 years old.

Popular As Lionel Hampton
Occupation Drummer
Age 94 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 20, 1908 (Louisville, KY)
Birthday April 20
Town/City Louisville, KY
Nationality KY

🌙 Zodiac

Lionel Hampton’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Lionel Hampton was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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Jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, Composer, and educator who has played with artists like Charlie Parker. He was an Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee in 1992.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Bud Billiken Club, which was the racially egalitarian version of the Boy Scouts of America. Jimmy Bertrand taught him how to play xylophone.


He was one of the first mainstream American vibraphone players but started off as a Drummer.

Family Life

He married Gladys Neal Riddle on November 11, 1936. She worked as Hampton's manager.

Associated With

He collaborated with many artists, including Benny Goodman.

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