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George Duke
Birth: Jan. 12, 1946
San Rafael
Marin County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 2013
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Musician. Known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He had worked with numerous acclaimed artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa. His songs have been used by a wide variety of contemporary musicians in a wide array of genres. These include: "I Love You More", sampled by house music-act Daft Punk for their hit "Digital Love"; "Guilty", sampled by electronica music artist Mylo in his song "Guilty of Love" on Destroy Rock & Roll. "For Love", sampled by underground hip hop artist MF Doom on his track "I Hear Voices"; "Someday", sampled by hip hop artist/producer Kanye West for Common in "Break My Heart" on his "Finding Forever" album; "You and Me", sampled and used by soul/rhythm and blues influenced hip hop-producer 9th Wonder for his collaboration album with Kaze for the track "Spirit Of '94" on the album Spirit Of '94: Version 9.0; and "Reach for It", sampled by Ice Cube in "True to the Game" on his Death Certificate album and Spice 1 in "In My Neighborhood" on his self-titled debut album, and sampled by W.C. & The Maad Circle (featuring Mack 10 & Ice Cube) in "West Up" on their "Curb Servin'" album. He was nominated for a Grammy as Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for After Hours in 1999.[6] By popular vote, Duke was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame in December 2012. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Corine Duke (1941 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Lincoln Terrace section, Lot 5068, Garden Crypt 1
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Aug 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114994141
George Duke
Added by: Lucy Caldarelli
 
George Duke
Added by: Lucy Caldarelli
 
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- JMW
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
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- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014

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 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
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