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 Andrew Love

Andrew Love

Birth
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 12 Apr 2012 (aged 70)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 89192068 · View Source
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Musician. A tenor saxophonist, he was half of the prolific music duo the Memphis Horns. Born into a musically inclined family, he received his first saxophone at the age of nine from his mother who was a church organist. Love's initial performance experience came while playing at his father's (a minister) Baptist Church. He earned a music scholarship to Langston University (Oklahoma) and after a year of studies, he returned to Memphis and landed a recording position with Hi Records. Love's break came with the Stax label as he took advantage of the changing in musical trends which entailed the usage of horn sections (and other instruments) instead of backup singers. In 1962, Love was introduced to trumpeter Wayne Jackson and the two would go onto a highly-successful partnership. Their first impact was felt with Otis Redding, as they shared backing duties with Booker T. & the MGs until Redding's untimely death. They accompanied him on the Stax/Volt European Tour (1966-1967) which also featured Sam and Dave and they performed with Redding at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. Good fortune was on both Love and Jackson's side as they remained in Memphis to apply the final touches on Redding's hit record "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" (1967). They would miss the ill-fated plane trip on December 10th, 1967 in which Redding among others perished. Over the next several decades the Memphis Horns contributed their instrumental talents to such artists as Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man" (1968), Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds" (1969) and Al Green "Let's Stay Together" (1971) and accompanied many others on stage. Love remained an active performer until he was stricken with Alzheimer's disease, which forced him to stop in 2004. Along with Wayne Jackson, Love was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in February 2012. He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Added: 27 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89192068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Love (21 Nov 1941–12 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89192068, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .