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us: Booker T., 1944-


  • [Individual was a Grammy awardee and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • us: Jones, Booker T., 1944-
    • us: T., Booker, 1944-
    • us: Jones, B. T., 1944-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1944-11-12
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Stax Records
        • Organization: (naf) Indiana University
        • Organization: (naf) A&M Records (Firm)
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Organists
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
              (lcsh) Singers
          • Additonal Related Forms

            • us: Booker T. & the MG's (Musical group)
          • Sources

            • found: Chronicles [SR] p1973: label (Booker T. Jones)
            • found: Potato hole [SR] p2009: container (Booker T.)
            • found: All-music guide, May 29, 2009 (Booker T. Jones, b. Nov. 12, 1944)
            • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 12th ed. (Jones, Booker T.; b. Nov. 12, 1944, Memphis, TN; American musician (keyboards), songwriter, and record producer)
            • found: Booker T. The road from Memphis [SR] p2011: label (Booker T. Jones)
            • found: Booker T. WWW site, Dec. 12, 2011 (Booker T.; Booker T. Jones)
            • found: Green onions, 1994 (B.T. Jones)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed May 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jones, Booker T.; organist, rhythm and blues musician / singer, composer/ arranger, music producer; born 12 November 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States; session musician for Stax Records, Memphis (1960); formed the instrumental group Booker T. and the MGs (1962); their first and biggest hit was "Green Onions" (1962); received a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Indiana University; majored in trombone (1966); appeared on more than 600 Stax / Volt recordings (1963-1968); Booker T. and the MGs had seven Top Forty hits (in the 1960s); was vice president of Stax (1968-1969); The MGs disbanded (1972); moved to Hollywood (1969); joined A&M records as staff producer; the MGs reunited (1974); produced Willie Nelson's “Stardust”, became multi-platinum and remained on the pop charts for two years (1978); the music of Booker T. and the MGs appeared in the Hollywood movies "American Graffiti" (1973) and "Barfly" (1987); reunited with the MGs (1990); they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992); served as the house band for the four-hour Bob Dylan Tribute concert at Madison Square Garden (1992); recorded an album with Neil Young (2001); the song “Cruisin'” won a Grammy as Best Pop Instrumental Performance (1994))
          • General Notes

            • [Individual was a Grammy awardee and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.]
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            • 1991-07-19: new
            • 2016-05-28: revised
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