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us: Curtis, King, 1934-1971


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  • Variants

    • us: King Curtis, 1934-1971
    • us: Ousley, Curtis, 1934-1971
    • us: Curtis, King, 1934-1971
    • us: Montgomery, Curtis, 1934-1971
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19340207
    • Death Date

        19710813
    • Birth Place

        Fort Worth, Tex.
    • Death Place

        New York, N.Y.
    • Associated Locale

        New York, N.Y.
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Popular music
          (lcsh) Rhythm and blues music
            (lcsh) Rock music
              (lcsh) Soul music
                (lcsh) Blues (Music)
                  (lcsh) Funk (Music)
                    (lcsh) Jazz
                  • Occupation

                      (lcsh) Saxophonists
                        (lcsh) Conductors
                          (lcsh) Sound recording executives and producers
                      • Sources

                        • found: Atlantic honkers [SR] p1986: label (King Curtis, tenor saxophone) container (Curtis Ousley, b. 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas; d. 1971)
                        • found: Oxford music online, August 13, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Curtis, King; born Curtis Ousley, February 7, 1934, Fort Worth, Texas; died August 13, 1971, New York City, New York; saxophonist and session musician) Grove music online (Curtis, King (Montgomery, Curtis; Ousley, Curtis); born February 7, 1934, Fort Worth, Texas; died August 13, 1971, New York; American tenor saxophonist and bandleader; given his mother's surname, Montgomery, at birth but later was adopted with the surname Ousley; moved to New York in 1952 where he worked as a session musician; recorded with his own group, the King Pins (originally called the Noble Knights))
                        • found: Wikipedia, August 13, 2013 (King Curtis; born Curtis Ousley, February 7, 1934, Fort Worth, Texas; died August 13, 1971, New York, New York; an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz; bandleader, band member, and session musician; also a musical director and record producer; best known for his distinctive riffs and solos such as on Yakety yak)
                      • LC Classification

                        • ML419.C87
                      • Change Notes

                        • 1987-08-07: new
                        • 2013-08-14: revised
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