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Band Geeks to Rock Stars

Flea

Prior to joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers and turning himself into one of the greatest bassists in rock history, Flea was a jazz trumpet prodigy emulating greats like Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. While attending Bancroft Junior High School and Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, he played in the orchestra, jazz band and marching band. —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Kevin Winter, Getty Images)



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