He was a self-taught, talented ear player who never learned to read music throughout his career. Nevertheless, his talent and distinctive piano style were undeniable, paving the way to an exciting journey of tours, concert halls, frequent appearances, and recordings rising to stardom.
His Concert By The Sea became the top-selling albums and his infamous ballad composition “Misty” was on the list of the top songs of the 20th century. He garnered awards, citations, and honorary recognitions throughout his lifetime (and posthumously), landing even a spot in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Unfortunately, his exciting life was cut short when he died of lung cancer at 55. But his legendary influence remained alive, in fact, Adele used his famous interlude in her most recent album, and a documentary entitled “Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read” was created to feature his masterful contribution to music.
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