Who died this date in 2004...Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.
Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands
in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit
records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine."
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