William James Basie sunrise 8/21/1904 Red Bank, NJ, sunset 4/26/1984 Hollywood, FL.
Musician, band leader, composer.
Married twice, divorced once, no children.
Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennett, Jackie Wilson, and Sammie Davis Jr. all sang and recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra.
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.