Fats Waller

Fats Waller

In 1926, famous jazz pianist Fats Waller was kidnapped by gangsters for three days in Chicago. He was the “surprise guest” at Al Capone's birthday party. He was later found very drunk, extremely tired, and had earned thousands of dollars in cash from Capone and other party-goers as tips.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: MusicPeople

Latest FactRepublic Video

32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies