If jazz musician Dave Brubeck had stuck to his parents' advice, he would have been a rancher or at least a classical musician.
Brubeck planned to study veterinary medicine in college to be a rancher like his dad. When he was drawn to music, his mother was disappointed he didn't pursue classical music like she did.
Brubeck became one of the pioneers of jazz. The Dave Brubeck Quartet's 1951 album "Time Out" was the first million-selling jazz album and is still among the best-sellers in jazz. The track "Take Five" off that album became his signature song.
Brubeck died yesterday, one day short of his 92nd birthday. He died of heart failure on his way to a cardiology appointment.