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 Junior Walker

Junior Walker

Original Name Autry Mixon
Birth
Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
Death 23 Nov 1995 (aged 64)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Plot Lot 998,Rt 7
Memorial ID 6033 · View Source
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R/B singer and musician, born in Blytheville, Arkansas, also known as Autry DeWalt Mixon. He performing in local clubs calling himself Junior Walker, he later formed a band, Junior Walker and the All Stars. Harvey Fugua (of the Moonglows) signed Junior Walker and the All Stars in 1962 to his label "Harvey" which was taken over by Motown. From 1965 to 1970, Junior Walker and the All Stars scored many hits: Shotgun, How Sweet It Is, Do the Boomerang, (I'm A) Road Runner, Pucker Up Buttercup and many others. It was Audry's who provided the saxophone solo for Foreigner's 1981 hit "Urgent". Junior Walker & The All Stars were the only act to record and perform with their own combo at Motown.. In 1983, Junior Walker and the All Stars recorded their final album, Blow Down the House.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Junior Walker (14 Jun 1931–23 Nov 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6033, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .