Happy birthday! Chick Corea turns 79 today

The iconic and legendary pianist turns 79 on Friday, Jun. 12, 2020.

Chick Corea is celebrating his 79th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation.

Popular pianist Chick Corea (Spain, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 79th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Corea, a cultural icon

Born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea on June 12, 1941, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Corea's not just a great pianist, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Chick hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Chick Corea as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 79.

Happy Birthday, Chick, you're the best!

Chick Corea career in pictures

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