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Thelonious Monk

(1917-1982)

 
 
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By Zoe Denise Atkinson, September 13, 2016
1. Thelonious Monk Marker
Inscription. Jazz pianist, composer, and architect of bebop. Wrote "Round Midnight" (1944). Born 1 mile S.
 
Erected 2011 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number E 119.)
 
Location. 35° 56.65′ N, 77° 47.65′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast Main Street and East Thomas Street (Business U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north on Northeast Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miss Anna Easter Brown (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harold Bascom Durham, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Douglas Franklin Davis (approx. mile away); Jim Thorpe (approx. mile away); Operation Dixie (approx. mile away); Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); The ACL 303 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thelonious Monk Biography. In the link the reader will find a video clip describing the life of Thelonious Monk, they will also
Thelonious Monk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zoe Denise Atkinson
2. Thelonious Monk Marker
find quick facts about his career and also giving his official date of birth and death. If the reader wishes they can also read an article about his early career and some of his achievements as well as information about his family. (Submitted on September 13, 2016, by Zoe Denise Atkinson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.) 

2. Thelonious Monk Biography. In the link the reader will find information of the life, legacy and music of Thelonious Monk. (Submitted on September 13, 2016, by Zoe Denise Atkinson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.) 
 
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Thelonious Monk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zoe Denise Atkinson, September 13, 2016
3. Thelonious Monk Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, July 25, 2017
4. Thelonious Monk
This 1964 portrait of Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) by Boris Chaliapin hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“A leader of the postwar jazz revolution, Thelonious Monk along with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker sparked the 'bebop' movement, a jazz style faster and more frenetic than the swing that had held sway since the thirties. Monk's piano style has been called eccentric: 'his melodies were angular, his harmonies full of jarring clusters.' His recording career took off in the mid-1950s, and he won an enthusiastic following, often playing with such other avant-garde musicians as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. His compositions 'Round Midnight,' 'Blue Monk,' and 'Epistrophy' are considered classics of modern jazz.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by Zoe Denise Atkinson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2016, by Zoe Denise Atkinson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.   4. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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