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    Bunny Berigan Signed Window Display Card. Bunny Berigan's star shined on the world of jazz for all too brief a time. He was tormented by his hopeless alcohol addiction throughout his career, yet still, he left an indelible mark through his emotionally wrenching trumpet performances that are forever preserved on his recordings. Berigan formed his first band in 1936, featuring drummer Buddy Rich, but Bunny's lack of self-control caused this band to fall apart in 1940. In 1941, Berigan led several ensembles under his own name, but his addiction continually got the best of him. He was able to record a major hit with "I Can't Get Started," and this classic featured Berigan's trumpet artistry as well as his unique singing style. Berigan's health rapidly deteriorated, and on June 2, 1942, he succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver. This beautiful Bunny Berigan Window Display Card is done in white, black, orange, and gray. The size of the card is 13" x 16" and is in superb condition except for 4 pin holes, one at each corner, and slight fraying at the bottom right corner, none of which would show if it were matted and/or framed. Bunny Berigan has signed boldly with fountain pen across his forehead. An extremely rare piece in such wonderful condition! Accompanied by COA from Jazz & Big Band expert Larry Rafferty.

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    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
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