Johnny Fuller

Johnny Fuller

Birth
Edwards, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death 20 May 1985 (aged 56)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Tranquility
Memorial ID 7638288 · View Source
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Gospel Singer. Born in Edwards, Mississippi, he moved to Vallejo, California with his parents as a young child. As a child, he taught himself to play guitar and by his teenage years, he formed a gospel group known as the "Gold West Gospel Singers." By the early 1950's, he began recording for the Heritage Record label in Oakland, California. During this time, he taught himself to play the piano and the organ. As the 1950's progressed, Fuller toured the United States with various rock and roll acts, as well as with numerous pop acts, such as Paul Anka and Frankie Avalon. While touring with these acts, he found time to record for the Aladdin and Rhythm Record labels. During the 1960's, he toured Europe and continued touring throughout the United States. By the 1970's, however, Fuller was limited to performing in local venues around the Oakland, California area. Fuller continued performing in the Oakland area during the 1980's until his death from vascular disease at the age of 56.

Bio by: Midnight Believer


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Midnight Believer
  • Added: 29 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7638288
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Fuller (20 Apr 1929–20 May 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7638288, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .