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Miles Davis remembered at New York address

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May 21, 2013 | 6:53pm EDT

Late jazz legend Miles Davis has been honoured with a plaque at his former home in New York, despite the saxophonist regularly riling neighbours in the building with his late-night jam sessions. Officials at America's Historic Landmarks Preservation Center last week (ends19May13) placed a commemorative medal at the Upper West Side residence at 312 W. 77th Street, where Davis lived between 1958 and 1983. Resident Shirley Zafirau, who lived on the block when Davis did, recalls, "All of these really important musicians would come here and rehearse - and some of the stuff that got shouted by the neighbors was really ugly." Davis passed away in 1991.

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