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 Estelle Axton

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Estelle Axton

  • Birth 11 Sep 1918 Middleton, Hardeman County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 2004 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 8451013

Businesswoman. She co-founded Stax Records in 1957. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Stax became a rival to Detroit's giant Motown sound. Ms. Axton's record company produced hits from acts including Sam and Dave, Otis Redding Jr., Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T. and the MGs, Johnny Taylor, Albert King, Rick Dees and the Staple Singers. Her son was musician Charles "Packy" Axton.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
  • Added: 28 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8451013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Estelle Axton (11 Sep 1918–24 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8451013, citing Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .