Happy Birthday Django!

Portrait of Django Reinhardt, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946 / William P. Gottlieb.

Portrait of Django Reinhardt, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946 / William P. Gottlieb.

There are but a handful of musicians whose innovations changed the way their instrument is played.  Among these is guitarist Django Reinhardt, born January 23rd, 1910. Let us remember his centenary with this photo by William P. Gottlieb (whose birthday is January 28th). Listen to Gottlieb talk about Django and this photo session here.

2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Miller
    January 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for this great image of Django Reinhardt along with the interesting commentary by Gottlieb. I found it most interesting to learn that Reinhardt badly burned his left hand at age 18 and as a result of that injury, he had to invent a new way of playing the guitar (he could only use his middle fingers). Thanks again for the post.

  2. dakotayellowred
    January 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Great Guitar,inimitable!

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