Talk:Jimmy Smith (musician)

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Birth year[edit]

Apparently there's some controversy over his birth date. [1] [2] This article is amusing since it says he died at 76, yet goes on to list his birth year as 1925. They must've pulled from two different sources and not fact-checked. [3] – flamurai (t) 06:43, Feb 10, 2005 (UTC)

His biography at Blue Note has 1925. – flamurai (t) 06:48, Feb 10, 2005 (UTC)

His Find-A-Grave entry says 1928. Lincher 23:56, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

This obituary from the Independent mentions him being age 9 during 1935, corroborating the 1925 birthdate.

Washington Post and the Guardian both say he died at age 76, suggesting the 1928 birthdate.The Boston Globe says 79 however. Anybody have any thoughts on how to get proper verification of which date is correct? Tin Man 20:34, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

I have another reliable source that cites 1925, but clearly there is no concensus amongst them. I believe in these circumstances that Wikipedia should acknowledge the confusion, quote both alternatives, and give the conflicting sources to let the reader decide. I have taken the liberty of editing accordingly.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 11:55, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Minor rant[edit]

None of the edits made to this page since May 2011 have included an edit summary. Here's a gentle reminder that they are really helpful and highly recommended. Thanks! Janus303 (talk) 20:14, 25 October 2011 (UTC)