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Ben Thigpen
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Ben Thigpen

Drummer + Bandleader + Performer
Male

Ben Thigpen was an American jazz drummer. He is the father of drummer Ed Thigpen. Ben Thigpen played piano as a child, having been trained by his sister Eva. He played in South Bend, Indiana with Bobby Boswell in the 1920s, and then moved to Chicago to study under Jimmy Bertrand. While there he played with many noted Chicago bandleaders and performers, including Doc Cheatham. He played with Charlie Elgar's Creole Band during 1927-1929 but did not record with them.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ben Thigpen.

CHILDHOOD

1908 Birth Born in 1908.

TEENAGE

1927 19 Years Old He played with Charlie Elgar's Creole Band during 1927-1929 but did not record with them. … Read More

TWENTIES

1930 22 Years Old Frank Terry, and then became the drummer for Andy Kirk's Clouds of Joy, where he stayed from 1930 to 1947. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1971 63 Years Old Died in 1971.
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