Curtis “King” Ousley

Curtis “King” Ousley

Birth
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Aug 1971 (aged 37)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Mausoleum, West Gallery of Forsythia Court
Memorial ID 6650 · View Source
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R & B Musician. A saxophonist, he was one of the most popular session musicians of the 1950s and 1960s, playing with many Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Duane Allman. He wass known as the "King of R&B Saxophone". He played the famous sax solos on The Coasters "Yakety-Yak" and Aretha Franklin's "Respect". He had hits under his own name also, "Soul Twist" (1961), "Soul Serenade" (1964), and "Memphis Soul Stew" (1967). He was 37 years old, career in full swing, when he was senselessly stabbed to death on the steps of his home in New York City on August 13, 1971.


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  • Added: 13 Oct 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6650
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Curtis “King” Ousley (7 Feb 1934–13 Aug 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6650, citing Pinelawn Memorial Park, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .