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Willie Restum

  • Birth 26 Sep 1929 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 Apr 2006 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 13871668

Musician/Entertainer. The internationally known baritone saxophonist received his big break when he signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1954. His first record was an original composition called "Restum In Peace Blues" backed with "One-Note Boogie". In 1955 he began an 11 year run as a headliner at the Dream Lounge in Miami Beach, Florida and his live album, "Willie Restum At The Dream Lounge" on the Gone record label remains a favorite among jazz collectors. He moved to Los Angeles in 1966 and for the next four years became a regular performer at the Los Angeles Playboy Club. He also became a regular act in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett and Paul Anka. In 1998 he made a cameo appearance walking on water in the Rolling Stones music video, "Saint Of Me" and in 2005 he appeared in a BBC documentary about Frank Sinatra and his connections to the Mafia titled "Sinatra: Dark Star".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Decal
  • Added: 6 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13871668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Restum (26 Sep 1929–3 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13871668, citing Garden of Peace Cemetery, Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .