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Lionel Hampton's
92nd, 93rd and 94th birthday photos.
(Hamp. April 20, 1908-2002, March 31.
2000, 2001 and 2002, April 20th.

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Gloria Berry had this cake made for Hamp's 93rd birthday
Gloria Berry had this cake made voor Hamp

Still smokin', baby!
Still smoking', baby!
 


This photo was taken at Hamp's birthday party. April 20, 2001
Gloria Berry, Ron Aprea and Lionel Hampton at Hampton's home

Birthday candles are lit (Gloria Berry on left, Phil Leshin plays Happy Birthday for Hamp)
Gloria Berry,  Phil Leshin  (Hamps Manager)  plays
Happy Birthday voor Hamp.

Lionel Hampton being toasted by Angela  DeNiro & Ruben Cox
Lionel Hampton being toasted by Angela and Ruben Cox
 

Ron decided to take a close-up of the George W. Bush greeting.  Oh Prez...watch your spelling!--Hamp proudly displays his birthday greetings from President George W. Bush and Mayor Giuliani
Hamp proudly displays his birthday greetings from President  George W. Bush.
 

Congressman Charles Rangle dropped by to wish Hamp a Happy 93rd...looks like he's getting some political advice from Hamp!
Congressman Charles Rangle dropped by to wish Hamp a Happy 93rd birtday
look slike he's getting some political advice from Hamp!
 

Hamp's dear friend Audrey wishes Hamp a Happy 93rd
Hamp's dear friend Audry wishes Hamp a happy Birtday
 


Left to right are:
Gloria Berry, Deborah Weeks, (from Mayor Giuliani's office)
Angela DeNiro, and Lionel Hampton.

Here's Angela's infamous peaches-and-cream cake...Hamp claims it STOLE THE SHOW!
Here's Angela's infamous peaches-and-cream cake.
Hamp claims it stole the show

Angela and guest offer Hamp the lucky first piece of cake
Angela and guest offer Hamp the lucky first piece of cake

Photos taken by Ron Aprea and Angela DeNiro
 

Dear Hans Bebop,
I lost my words... Thank you for all!!!
    It' s saturday morning April 20th and at nine o'clock we begin a littel `tribut to Lionel' at home!
Now we do the 'Hamp's Boogie Woogie' only for Lionel and You!!!
Let's swing!!!
Rolf Jensen (Germany)

They were taken after the session. (Francis (p) left;
Monty, my son (dr) and Rolf (p,vib).ober
 

 Lionel Hampton celebrated
his 92nd birthday on April 20th 2000

Angela DeNiro, Ruben, Lionel Hampton at Lionel's Home


Angela, Lionel, Rubin and Matthew.

Lionel Hampton


Angela, Lionel, Ron Aprea (tenorsaxplayer for Hampton 1969-1974) and Matthew.

Birthday Photos:  RON APREA AND ANGELA DENIRO.