Re: RARA-AVIS: Beiderbecke and YOUNG MAN: Mark Anon

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 14 Sep 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Todd Mason" <>

> Yes, it was inspired by Beiderbecke's life.

Not according to the author. "The inspiration for the writing of this book
[Young Man With a Horn] has been the music, but NOT the life, of a great musician, Leon (Bix) Beiderbecke, who died in the year 1931." - attributed to Dorothy Baker on the inside page of my 1962 Corgi edition.


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