Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Davis crib (kind of)

Miles house
Miles house,
originally uploaded by mrgreg.
On my foray to Alton, IL, to attend Miles Davis' 80th birthday party Sunday I also took the opportunity to drop by the address where his birth certificate, on display at the event, said he was born.

I'm not sure it's the same house, doesn't look like it, although it could have been retrofitted over the years since Davis was born at 5 a.m. May 26, 1926. The family moved down the Mississippi to East St. Louis the next year in any event.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Wow...I used to live in Southern Illinois. I had no idea Miles was from Alton. You learn something every day, don't you?

Thanks for that one...