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Rockin Sydney Simien
Birth: Apr. 9, 1938
Death: Feb. 25, 1998

Grammy award winner, Rockin' Sidney scored Zydeco's first true international hit in 1985 with "My Toot Toot". Born Sidney Simien on April 9, 1938 in Lebeau, Louisiana, he began playing harmonica and guitar professionally while in his teens, and made his first R&B-styled recordings on the Fame and Jin labels during the late 1950s; his first regional hit, "No Good Woman," appeared in 1962. Sidney worked in a variety of blues, soul and R&B styles. Eventually he learned the accordion and began playing zydeco. His first zydeco record, "Give Me A Good Time Woman" was released on the Maison de Soul label in 1982 ; two years later he cut the album, "My Zydeco Shoes Got the Zydeco Blues", which included the smash hit, "My Toot Toot". This song, which was recorded in his home, and on which he played all the instruments, went on to win a Grammy Award in 1985. Over two dozen versions of "Toot Toot" have been recorded in the U.S. as well as dozens of foreign versions. (bio by: Bobby) 
 
Burial:
Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery
Lebeau
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bobby
Record added: Aug 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11610051
Rockin Sydney Simien
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Rockin Sydney Simien
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Rockin Sydney Simien
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* In your very precious memory. *
- Patricia Valentino
 Added: Jun. 4, 2015
"Toot Toot" made a lot of people happy.Me for one.Thank you for the music.
- Jimmy Gilstrap
 Added: Apr. 28, 2015
Happy Birthday
- Cindy
 Added: Apr. 9, 2015
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