Milestones, Dec. 19, 1977

DIED. Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 41, blind jazz musician famed for his ability to play three instruments simultaneously; of as yet undetermined causes; in Bloomington, Ind. Kirk played the manzello (a quasi-saxophone), the stritch (a horn resembling a dented blunderbuss) and the tenor sax together, combining themes of Brazilian Composer Villa-Lobos, Atonalist Arnold Schonberg and Bassist Charlie Mingus.

DIED. Andre Eglevsky, 59, Russian emigre ballet dancer who started out with the Colonel de Basil Ballet Russe at age 14, was much in demand in the U.S. in the '40s and '50s as a leading dancer...

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