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 John Henry Hammond II

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John Henry Hammond II

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 10 Jul 1987 (aged 76)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Plot The Sloane Mausoleum
Memorial ID 182937642 View Source
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Record Producer, Civil Rights Activist. In his service as a talent scout, he became one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music, and was instrumental in sparking or furthering numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is also largely responsible for the revival of delta blues artist Robert Johnson's music. In 1986 he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bobby Kelley
  • Added: 2 Sep 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 182937642
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182937642/john-henry-hammond : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Hammond II (15 Dec 1910–10 Jul 1987), Find a Grave Memorial ID 182937642, citing Vanderbilt Family Cemetery and Mausoleum, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .