Funeral for Artie Shaw to Be Held in California on January 9

Classic Arts News   Funeral for Artie Shaw to Be Held in California on January 9
 
Funeral services for clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw will be held in Westlake Village, California, on Sunday, January 9, the Associated Press reports.

Shaw died on December 30 at 94.

Shaw had a string of hits starting with "Begin the Beguine" in 1938. He retired from music in 1954.

Clarinetist Dick Johnson, who led Shaw's band after its revival in the 1980s, is among those said to be attending the funeral, as is comedian and actor Red Buttons.


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