Hank Ballard

Hank Ballard

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 2 Mar 2003 (aged 75)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Garden of Faith, Lot 958, Grave #2
Memorial ID 7229332 · View Source
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Singer, Songwriter. He was discovered in the early 1950s by writer-producer Johnny Otis. By the early 1960s, he had charted 22 singles on the rhythm and blues charts, including "Work With Me Annie," the biggest R&B hit of 1954, selling more than 1 million copies. In 1958, he wrote and recorded "The Twist," but it was only released on the "B" side of a record. One year later, Chubby Checker debuted his own version and it became an instant hit. Hank Ballard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Bio by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
  • Added: 3 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7229332
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hank Ballard (18 Nov 1927–2 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7229332, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .