The Coolest Cat Of The 1930’s & 1940’s

“At the age of 18, Reinhardt was injured in a fire that ravaged the caravan he shared with Florine “Bella” Mayer, his first wife.They were very poor, and to supplement their income Bella made imitation flowers out of celluloid and paper. Consequently, their home was made of highly flammable material. Returning from a performance late one night, Reinhardt apparently knocked over a candle on his way to bed. While his family and neighbors were quick to pull him to safety, he received first and second degree burns over half his body. His right leg was paralyzed and the third and fourth fingers of his left hand were badly burned. Doctors believed that he would never play guitar again and intended to amputate one of his legs. Reinhardt refused to have the surgery and left the hospital after a short time; he was able to walk within a year with the aid of a cane.”

 

Django Reinhardt– Belleville

 

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2 thoughts on “The Coolest Cat Of The 1930’s & 1940’s

  1. surelay says:

    Thank you for this moment of history. Great music never dies.

  2. You’re very welcome and you are absolutely right!

    Thanks for checking out Frequency Manifesto. I look forward to your future posts as well.

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