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 Tommy Lee Bankhead

Tommy Lee Bankhead

Birth
Death 16 Dec 2001 (aged 70)
Burial Pagedale, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Nazarene Section, Lot 19 Space 4
Memorial ID 10592738 · View Source
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Born in Lake Comorant, Mississippi, Tommy was an important part of the St. Louis Blues community for more than 50 years. A cousin of Elmore James, he played in Memphis before moving to St. Louis in 1949. Best known as a guitarist, he also played the harmonica, drums and bass. He performed with such jazz legends as Woodrow Adams and the 3 B's, Joe Hill Louis, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Oliver Sain, Little Milton, Henry Townsend, Elmore James and Albert King. His own groups included "The Landrockers" and "The Blues Eldorados." In his later years, he worked as a security guard and a sheriff's deputy. He died of complications from emphysema.


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 10 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10592738
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Lee Bankhead (24 Oct 1931–16 Dec 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10592738, citing Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, Pagedale, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .