Sonny Clay

Sonny Clay was born on May 15, 1899 in Texas. Jazz artist who became an unwitting hero of Australia's jazz scene after bringing his band to the country in 1928.
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As per our current Database, Sonny Clay has been died on Apr 13, 1973 (age 73).

🎂 Sonny Clay - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Sonny Clay die, Sonny Clay was 73 years old.

Popular As Sonny Clay
Occupation Pianist
Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born May 15, 1899 (Texas)
Birthday May 15
Town/City Texas
Nationality Texas

🌙 Zodiac

Sonny Clay’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

Sonny Clay was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Jazz Artist who became an unwitting hero of Australia's jazz scene after bringing his band to the country in 1928.

Before Fame

He studied piano, drums, and saxophone. He began playing with local bands in Phoenix, and he toured up and down the West Coast with several orchestras.


His all-black jazz band earned a great deal of attention in mostly white Australia--too much attention, in fact, when the group was accused of carrying on with white women and doing drugs. Amidst much publicity, he was deported.

Family Life

He was born in Chapel Hill, Texas, but his family relocated to Phoenix when he was eight.

Associated With

His fracas with Australia and the country's subsequent ban on black Musicians kept Louis Armstrong from performing there until 1954.

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