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 Johnny Trudell

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Johnny Trudell

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 29 May 2021 (aged 82)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Allenton, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 228050988 View Source
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Musician. A trumpeter, he will be remembered for his significant contributions to numerous artists with the Motown record label. Born John Russell Trudell, he attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit and following graduation, he acquired experience as a performer with such bandleaders as Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. This exposure led to his employment with Motown Records and during the 1960s, Trudell contributed musically to the works of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Diana Ross and The Supremes. He may perhaps be best remembered for his efforts on Marvin Gaye's classic album "What's Going On" (1971). During the 1970s, he formed his own ensemble The Johnny Trudell Orchestra and recorded several albums including "Dream Dance" (1979) and "But Beautiful" (1993). In addition, he contributed to Wendell Harrison's album "Live in Concert" (1992)

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 1 Jun 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 228050988
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/228050988/johnny-trudell : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Trudell (11 May 1939–29 May 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 228050988, citing West Berlin Cemetery, Allenton, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .