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 Floyd Cramer

Floyd Cramer

Birth
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 31 Dec 1997 (aged 64)
Huttig, Union County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section Y (across from Peaceful Valley)
Memorial ID 6833 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was a self-taught pianist renowned as one of the one of the architects of the "Nashville Sound". In 1955, he moved to Nashville and became one of the most sought after session musicians in town. He played on sessions to include Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Perry Como, Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, Owen Bradley and Elvis Presley. He also recorded more than 50 solo albums with hits such as "Last Date", "San Antonio Rose", "Fancy Pants", "On the Rebound" and won a Grammy Award for best country instrumental for the song, "My Blue Eyes'' in 1979. Besides country, he played rock, jazz, blues, gospel and light classical. He died of cancer Nashville. In 2003, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Floyd Cramer (27 Oct 1933–31 Dec 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6833, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .