RIP Arthur Jacob Arshawsky 1910-2004
Better known as Artie Shaw
, he was a maverick who will forever be tied to a single performance that no one ever bettered: Begin the Beguine
. He was one of the great musicians of the Jazz's Swing Era.
He denied he was married eight times, as was often reported, but he was married multiple times, and to many of the icons of feminine beauty of the time.