Born On this Day: Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt, born on 23 January 1910 – 1953

Django Reinhardt was born on this day in 1910.

The guitarist started to get attention from listeners when he was only 12. A few years later, he lost his fingers in an attempt to save his pregnant wife out of their van that had caught fire. His skin got badly burned. No one thought that he would play again. But he did!

Django means ‘I Awake’ in the Romany language.

23 January 2016

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