Jimmy Donley

Jimmy Donley

Original Name James K.
Birth
Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Death 20 Mar 1963 (aged 33)
Long Beach, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Saucier, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
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Memorial ID 6424885 · View Source
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Singer, Composer. Jimmy wrote many tunes for Fats Domino, including "What a Price" "Hold Hands", and "Rockin' Bicycle". Jimmy recorded for the Decca and Teardrop labels. including his own compositions "Our Love", "Born to be a Loser", "Think it Over", "I'm to Blame" and many others. After several stormy marriages and the death of his beloved mother, Jimmy committed suicide by running a hose from the exhaust pipe through the rear window of his car. When police arrived, the car motor was still running. His Bible and a photo of his estranged wife, Lillie Mae, were found on the seat next to him.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: James' Oldies
  • Added: 18 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6424885
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy Donley (17 Aug 1929–20 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6424885, citing Saucier Cemetery, Saucier, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .