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Charlie Byrd

Born: Sep 16, 1925

Death: Dec 2, 1999

Birthplace: Suffolk

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Charlie Byrd

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1925
Date of Death : Dec 2, 1999
Birth Place : Suffolk

Charlie Lee Byrd was an American guitarist. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova. In 1962, Byrd collaborated with Stan Getz on the album Jazz Samba, a recording which brought bossa nova into the mainstream of North American music. Byrd played fingerstyle on a classical guitar.


  • Musician
  • Guitarist

Also known as

  • Charles L. Byrd


  • Rebecca Byrd
  • Maggie Byrd
  • Virginia Ginny Marie Byrd


  • Charlotte Byrd
  • Carol Rose Byrd

Awards Won

  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
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