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 Richard Manuel

Richard Manuel

Birth
Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death 4 Mar 1986 (aged 42)
Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section 23A, Lot 193, SubLot 1
Memorial ID 5720 · View Source
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Musician. Born in in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, he was a noted lead singer, pianist and songwriter. He was most remembered for being an original member of The Band and for his high falsetto singing on the group's first album "Music From Big Pink" (1968). He continued touring with The Band throughout 1974, then went on to perform or record with artist Bob Dylan, Bobby Charles, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Kinky Friedman, Happy Traum, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris and others. His solo works included "The Shape I'm In", "Chest Fever" and "I Shall Be Released". He died in Winter Park, Florida, while on tour with the reunited Band.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 13 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5720
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Manuel (3 Apr 1943–4 Mar 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5720, citing Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .