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 Augustus Jenkins

Augustus Jenkins

Birth
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 22 Dec 1985 (aged 54)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Commemoration, L-5110 G-4
Memorial ID 6934 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was a blues pianist and singer who recorded for Chess in the early 1950s. In the 1960s, he became a popular musician on the Los Angeles area blues scene. He recorded with a number of West Coast-based independent record companies, to include Flash, Combo, Catalina, General Artist and his own Pioneer label. He also toured with bandleader Johnny Otis and traveled with West Coast Rhythm and Blues Revue Show case. He died in in Los Angeles, California and is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Jenkins (24 Mar 1931–22 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6934, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .