Davis, Miles

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Davis, Miles Gender: M
Miles Dewey Davis, III
born on 26 May 1926 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Alton, Illinois, 38n53, 90w11
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
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Miles Davis
photo: Tom Palumbo from New York City, USA, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American musician, jazz composer, bandleader and recording artist, one of the most consistent trendsetters in jazz history. The inventor of more distinct styles than any other jazz musician, he pioneered in cool jazz, hard bop, modal playing, free-form explorations and use of electronics.

On his 13th birthday he was given his first trumpet and he played in school with a jazz combo at 16. He also learned the flugelhorn. While going to Juilliard, he sat in on jazz gigs and went on the road 1946-47. In 1948 he formed the "Capitol Band" and performed for his first record contract. He played with Charlie Parker in the early '50s, and with Herbie Hancock 1963-68.

Davis was a heroin addict by 1949, supporting his habit as a pimp with seven working girls. With strong family support for rehabilitation, he went into rehab to get clean. Though he overcame heroin in the early '50s, he continued to use cocaine until 1981. He married and divorced four times; four kids. In his 1989 biography, "Miles," he wrote "I want to keep creating, changing. Music isn't about standing still and becoming safe."

Plagued by illness much of his life, at various times Davis battled diabetes, pneumonia, a stroke, and hip joint problems caused by sickle cell anemia. He had surgery to remove polyps on his vocal cords in 1956 and broke both legs in an auto accident in 1972. By 1971 he moved into five years of health problems that were so severe that he dropped out of circulation.

Davis died of pneumonia, respiratory failure and a stroke on 28 September 1991 in Santa Monica, California, at age 65.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Carter, Ron (born 4 May 1937)
  • associate relationship with Corea, Chick (born 12 June 1941)
  • associate relationship with Dameron, Tadd (born 21 February 1917)
  • associate relationship with Garland, Red (born 13 May 1923). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Haynes, Roy (born 13 March 1925)
  • associate relationship with Jarrett, Keith (born 8 May 1945). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Roach, Max (born 10 January 1924)
  • associate relationship with Shank, Bud (born 27 May 1926)


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1946 (Performing tour)
  • Mental Health : Begin Addiction 1949 (Heroin addiction began)
  • Health : Medical procedure 1956 (Removal of vocal polyps)
  • Social : Joined group 1963 (Played with Herbie Hancock)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 1972 (Broke both legs, auto accident)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1989 (Autobiography released)
  • Death by Disease 28 September 1991 (Pneumonia, stroke, age 65)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

In January 2006 PT obtained birth certificate which clearly shows May 26, 1926 at 5:00 AM. Formerly in AstroDatabank, Rodden quoted "B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher (Same in Gauquelin Book of American Charts)" which was based on a document from vital records on which someone had typed (obvioulsy a typo) May 25, 1926. The time and place given were correct--consistent with the birth certificate now in hand


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Many health problems from drug use)
  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Throat polyps 1956)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Diabetes/ Hypoglycemia (Diabetes)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Circulatory problems (Sickle Cell Anemia)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone (Problems with hip joint)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Broke both legs in auto accident)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (Jazz)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trumpet, flugelhorn, electric organ)
  • Vocation : Sex Business : Prostitute/ Pimp (Pimp)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection