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 Amos Milburn

Amos Milburn

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Jan 1980 (aged 54)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section A Site 1271
Memorial ID 18088 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Houston, Texas, he was a singer, boogie woogie pianist, during the 1940s and 1950s, regarded as one of the fathers of the pre Rock 'n Roll music era. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, he roamed around the country performing at different venues before settling in Los Angeles. Signed to Aladdin Records in 1946, he specialized in good natured upbeat songs, recording hits to include "Chicken Shack Boogie", "Hold Me Baby", "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer", "Bad, Bad, Whiskey" and "Down the Road Apiece". Although he only had commercial success for eleven years, he was a popular entertainer on the touring circuit and proved to be a major influence for many future musicians. He died of a stroke at age 52.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amos Milburn (1 Apr 1925–3 Jan 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18088, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .