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 Dannie Richmond

Dannie Richmond

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 16 Mar 1988 (aged 56)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 100374414 · View Source
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Musician. He was an American drummer who was best known among jazz fans for his work with Charles Mingus, and among pop fans for his work with Joe Cocker, Elton John and Mark-Almond. Richmond was born in New York City, New York, and started playing tenor saxophone at the age of thirteen; he went on to play R&B with the Paul Williams band in 1955. His career took off when he took up the drums, though, through the formation of what was to be a 21-year association with Charles Mingus. That association continued after Mingus' death when Richmond became the first musical director of the group Mingus Dynasty in 1980.

Bio by: Steven Laird


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  • Originally Created by: Steven Laird
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100374414
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dannie Richmond (15 Dec 1931–16 Mar 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100374414, citing Piedmont Memorial Park, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .