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Hank Ballard
Birth: Nov. 18, 1927
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2003
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Singer, Songwriter. He was discovered in the early 1950s by writer-producer Johnny Otis. By the early 1960s, he had charted 22 singles on the rhythm and blues charts, including "Work With Me Annie," the biggest R&B hit of 1954, selling more than 1 million copies. In 1958, he wrote and recorded "The Twist," but it was only released on the "B" side of a record. One year later, Chubby Checker debuted his own version and it became an instant hit. Hank Ballard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. (bio by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~) 

Cause of death: Throat cancer
Greenwood Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Garden of Faith, Lot 958, Grave #2
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Originally Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Mar 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7229332
Hank Ballard
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Hank Ballard
Added by: Douglas Bush
Hank Ballard
Added by: Douglas Bush
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- gecko
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
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