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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Clark Terry

Born December 14, 1920

 
 
Clark Terry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Clark Terry Marker
Inscription.  Born in St. Louis, Clark Terry made his first trumpet out of garden hose, attended Vashon High School, and played in local clubs before joining a Navy Band during World War II. His years with County Basie and Duke Ellington in the late 1940s and 1950s established him as a world-class jazz artist, blending the St. Louis tone of his youth with contemporary styles. Terry's sound influenced a generation, including Miles Davis. Also a pioneer of fluegelhorn in jazz, Terry was a standout in the NBC-TV orchestra for 12 years before he left to form his own bands and continue recording. Clark Terry was inducted into the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Erected 1996 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list.
 
Location. 38° 39.371′ N, 90° 18.38′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri
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, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6623 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marianne Moore (a few steps from this marker); Dwight Davis (a few steps from this marker); Dave Garroway (a few steps from this marker); The Growth of a Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); William Clark (a few steps from this marker); Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (a few steps from this marker); Henry Armstrong (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 25, 2020