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Long John Baldry
Original name: John William Baldry
Birth: Jan. 12, 1941
London
Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 21, 2005
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

Singer, Music Producer. Nicknamed "Long John" for his 6'7" height, he was known for launching the careers of Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones, as well as a career in his own right. A few of his hits include "Let the Heartaches Begin" and "Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll." He started playing in rock and blues groups while a teen. Over the years he worked with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, as well as Elton John and Rod Stewart who co-produced his 1971 release "It Ain`t Easy." He moved to Canada in 1980 where his music was already popular living near Hamilton, Ontario where he played at Festival of Friends along with other events. Following the murder of his longtime friend John Lennon he spoke to a huge crowd at a vigil outside Toronto City Hall. Baldry released albums and did live performances for the CBC`s Saturday Night Blues program. Into the 1990s he lived in Vancouver. He was well known as a heavy drinker and occationally missed shows. In April 2005 he suffered a serious chest infection which he didnt recover from and died four months later at age 64. (bio by: Kevin Hobbs) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
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Originally Created by: Crystal
Record added: Jul 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11421939
Long John Baldry
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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- Alys from England
 Added: Oct. 30, 2016
'boogie woogie' ~~ xoxo
- sherry lynn winters
 Added: Aug. 8, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Jul. 21, 2016
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