Thelonious Sphere Monk


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Noun1.Thelonious Sphere Monk - United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)Thelonious Sphere Monk - United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
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1982: Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, instrumental in the development of "bebop", died.
1982: Death of jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, instrumental in the development of 'bebop'.
Thelonious Sphere Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in 1917, and "he made his escape," explains William Matthews in his poem "Well, You Needn't," "by turning himself into a genius" (36).