Herbie Hancock was born April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois.
Hancock began his classical piano lessons.
He played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Studied electrical engineering.
Hancock's "Watermelon Man" was a hit
Miles Davis forced Hancock to audition for his band the "second great quintet".
Hancock left the Miles Davis's band.
He freelanced with his musical skill and continues to do so even today.