I’m not fit company for man or beast.
A Train was born without any effort - if was like writing a letter to a friend.
It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.- Jiddu Krishnamurti
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.- Wayne Gretzky
Slight persistent effort can move you successfully forward in anything you do.- Kelli Wilson
Failed efforts are there for you to examine and learn from.- Kelli Wilson
Efforts to make work fun only annoy most of us, especially the introvert.- Laurie Helgoe
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|Birth:||29th November, 1915|
|Death:||31st May, 1967|
|Profession:||Composer, Pianist, Songwriter|
Billy Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio. He was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Lush Life". He first became interested in music while living with her, playing hymns on her piano, and playing records on her Victrola record player. While still in grade school, he worked odd jobs to earn enough money to buy his first piano. While in high school, he played in the school band, and studied under the same teacher, Carl McVicker, who had also instructed jazz pianists Erroll Garner and Mary Lou Williams. By age 19, he was writing for a professional musical, Fantastic Rhythm.
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