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Curtis "King" Ousley
Birth: Feb. 7, 1934
Death: Aug. 13, 1971
New York
New York, USA

R & B Musician. A saxophonist, he was one of the most popular session musicians of the 1950s and 1960s, playing with many Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Duane Allman. He wass known as the "King of R&B Saxophone". He played the famous sax solos on The Coasters "Yakety-Yak" and Aretha Franklin's "Respect". He had hits under his own name also, "Soul Twist" (1961), "Soul Serenade" (1964), and "Memphis Soul Stew" (1967). He was 37 years old, career in full swing, when he was senselessly stabbed to death on the steps of his home in New York City on August 13, 1971. 
 
Burial:
Pinelawn Memorial Park
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, West Gallery of Forsythia Court
 
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Record added: Oct 14, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6650
Curtis King Ousley
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Curtis King Ousley
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Curtis King Ousley
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