Miles Davis

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A massive influence so many styles, musicians, and genres, from the world of Industrial, to the world of Jazz, to the world of Heavy Metal.

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Originally, Miles Dewey Davis III, born on May the 26th, 1926, passed away, September the 28th, 1991

He was an American Jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in Jazz music, including Bebop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, and Jazz Fusion.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which recognised him as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz".

In 2008, his 1959 album Kind of Blue received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States.

On December 15, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution recognising and commemorating the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary, "honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure".

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