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Charlie Gracie

Musician
Male
Born May 14, 1936

Charlie Gracie is an American rock pioneer and singer. His father encouraged him to play the guitar. Gracie's musical career started at the age of 14 when he appeared on the Paul Whiteman television show.

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born on May 14, 1936.

TEENAGE

1952 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Gracie's father encouraged him to play the guitar. His musical career started at the age of 16 when he appeared on the Paul Whiteman television show in 1952. … Read More

TWENTIES

1956 20 Years Old By 1956, Philadelphia had given birth to the new Cameo record label. … Read More
1957 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He appeared in the 1957 film Jamboree and toured with Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley and his close friend Eddie Cochran.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1996 60 Years Old 1 More Event
George Harrison referred to Gracie's guitar technique as 'brilliant' in a March 1996 interview with Billboard; Paul McCartney invited Gracie to the premiere party of his 1999 release which paid tribute to the early pioneers of rock music. … Read More
2000 64 Years Old Gracie invited Jones and Ferrara to back him when Van Morrison commissioned Gracie to open his 2000 West Coast tour. … Read More
2007 71 Years Old In 2007, a documentary film about Charlie Gracie, Fabulous, was aired on PBS stations. … Read More
2011 75 Years Old Released in the fall of 2011, it was his first single in over 50 years to receive UK Airplay on the BBC. … Read More
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