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Floyd Cramer
Birth: Oct. 27, 1933
Death: Dec. 31, 1997

Musician. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was a self-taught pianist renowned as one of the one of the architects of the "Nashville Sound". In 1955, he moved to Nashville and became one of the most sought after session musicians in town. He played on sessions to include Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Perry Como, Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, Owen Bradley and Elvis Presley. He also recorded more than 50 solo albums with hits such as "Last Date", "San Antonio Rose", "Fancy Pants", "On the Rebound" and won a Grammy Award for best country instrumental for the song, "My Blue Eyes'' in 1979. Besides country, he played rock, jazz, blues, gospel and light classical. He died of cancer Nashville. In 2003, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 01, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6833
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played the piano too and always looked up to you as a kid for being the most famous piano player that ever lived.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
'San Antonio Rose'!
- Nena Smothers
 Added: Feb. 20, 2014
I did not realize you were gone. You are loved and missed!
- Bonny Sweat
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013
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