Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

Birth
Forest, Scott County, Mississippi, USA
Death 28 Mar 1974 (aged 68)
Nassawadox, Northampton County, Virginia, USA
Burial Franktown, Northampton County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 8106622 · View Source
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Musician, Songwriter. Born in Forest, Mississippi, he was a blues singer and guitarist, best known outside blues circles for writing rockabilly songs. He recorded with RCA in the late 1940s and wrote the classic hits "Mean Old 'Frisco Blues", "Who's Been Foolin' You", "Cool Disposition" and "That's All Right". His music was covered by many early rock and roll artist in the 1950s, most notably Elvis Presley. Sometimes labeled as "The Father of Rock and Roll", he accepted this title with some bemusement. He continued to record, perform and show case with other artist until his death from a heart attack in Nassawadox, Virginia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Robert Baer
  • Added: 20 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8106622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (5 Aug 1905–28 Mar 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8106622, citing Franktown Cemetery, Franktown, Northampton County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .