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 Johnny D. Lytle

Johnny D. Lytle

Birth
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Dec 1995 (aged 63)
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Burial Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 4596 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Springfield, Ohio, he was a jazz vibraphonist considered one of the top vibes players in the world. He formed his first group in 1957, with saxophonist Boots Johnson, organist Milton Harris and drummer William "Peppy" Hinnant. Known for his great hand speed and showmanship, he wrote many of his own hits, including "The Loop", "The Man", "Lela", "Selim" and the classic "The Village Caller". Throughout his career he performed and recorded with jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, and Roy Ayers. He remained a popular concert attraction in the U.S. and Europe, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny D. Lytle (13 Oct 1932–15 Dec 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4596, citing Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .