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Pee Wee Crayton
Original name: Connie Curtis Crayton
Birth: Dec. 18, 1914
Rockdale
Milam County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1985
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Blues musician. Born Connie Curtis Crayton in Rockdale, Texas. He began playing the guitar in the 1930's; his smooth vocal style was copied by many blues guitarist; he was best known as Pee Wee Crayton. "Blues After Hours" was one of his first blues instrumentals that reached #1 on the R/B chart in 1948. He followed up with other imaginative recordings: "Poppa Stoppa and Texas Hop". It is thought that he was the first to use the Fender Stratocaster which was given to him by Leo Fender. Although Pee Wee was a long time resident of Topanga, California, it was Los Angeles where he died of a heart attack.

 (bio by: Babe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Clifton Crayton (1866 - 1917)
  Louise Octavia Smith Crayton (1875 - 1952)
 
 Siblings:
  Eulabelle Crayton (1892 - 1894)**
  Samuel Clifton Crayton (1894 - 1942)**
  Walter Temple Crayton (1910 - 1912)*
  Pee Wee Crayton (1914 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Cascade Gardens Mausoleum, Crypt 180. Located In white marble crypts across the road from the stop sign.
GPS (lat/lon): 33.96778, -118.33889
 
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Record added: Jan 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8137
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