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Ballard, Hank


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  • Variants

    • Kendricks, John H.
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19271118
    • Death Date

        20030302
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Ford Auto Plant (Detroit, Mich.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Midnighters (Musical group)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: His What you get when the gettin' gets good [SR] p1985:label (Hank Ballard)
    • found: Yahoo news WWW site, 03-03-03(Hank Ballard, singer and songwriter, d. Sunday [Mar. 2, 2003]; b. John H. Kendricks, Detroit; his friend and caretaker said Ballard's birth records indicate he was born in 1927, but biographical information lists his birthdate as 1936)
    • found: RootsWeb.com WWW site, July 26, 2006:Social Security death index (John H. Kendricks; b. Nov. 18, 1927, d. Mar. 2, 2003)
    • found: Oxford music online, November 8, 2013:Encyclopedia of popular music (Ballard, Hank, and the Midnighters; born John Kendricks, November 18, 1936, Detroit, Michigan; died March 2, 2003, Los Angeles, California; date of birth is disputed and varies between 1927 and 1936; by 1953 had joined The Royals (later known as The Midnighters); singer, composer)
    • found: Wikipedia, November 8, 2013(Hank Ballard; born John Henry Kendricks, November 18, 1927, Detroit, Michigan; died March 2, 2003, Los Angeles, California; rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and one of the first rock and roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s; wrote and recorded The twist, which spread the popularity of the dance and was notably covered by Chubby Checker)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Ballard, Hank; John Henry Kendricks; songwriter, rhythm and blues musician, singer; born 18 November 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, United States; was a lead singer and songwriter a doo-wop group called the Royals (1951), which changed its name to the Midnighters; the group's number-one hit, Work With Me Annie, on the R&B charts was banned by the FCC from radio play due to its "explicit" lyrics (1954); the group released "The Twist" (1959); he disbanded the Midnighters (1962 or 1963); recorded a well-regarded double album, Hank Ballard Live at the Palais (1987) and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1990); died 02 March 2003 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
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    • 1991-10-25: new
    • 2015-04-18: revised
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