Nichols, Red

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Nichols, Red Gender: M
Ernest Loring Nichols
born on 8 May 1905 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Ogden, Utah, 41n13, 111w58
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°29' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°46 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°58'

Red Nichols


American jazz cornettist, composer, and jazz bandleader, who recorded in a wide variety of musical styles.

Musicians who played for a time in his bands included Miff Mole (trombone), Jimmy Dorsey (alto sax and clarinet), Benny Goodman (clarinet), Glenn Miller (trombone), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Joe Venuti (violin), Eddie Lang (banjo and guitar), and Gene Krupa (drums).

The 1959 Hollywood bio film "The Five Pennies," starring Danny Kaye as Red Nichols, was very loosely based on Nichols' career. Nichols played his own cornet parts for the film, but did not appear on screen.

He died at the Mint Hotel in Las Vegas on 28 June 1965 after suffering from paralyzing chest pains.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Birth certificate on file from Sy Scholfield. Time of birth is recorded as "12," without AM or PM.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Cornettist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Band leader)