Buddy Johnson

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Birthday
10, 1915
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Feb 9, 1977 (62)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1915
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Feb 9, 1977 (62)

About

Jazz and blues artist marked by many distinguished compositions and performances. He was hindered by the rise of rock 'n' roll.

Before Fame

He started his dominant streak on the R&B and pop charts after forming a nine-piece orchestra in 1941.

Trivia

His hits included "Let's Beat Out Some Love,"Baby Don't You Cry," "When My Man Comes Home," and "They All Say I'm the Biggest Fool."

Family Life

His sister, Ella Johnson, sang most of his songs, including the 1945 jazz standard "Since I Fell for You."

Associated With

He and Count Basie both recorded for Mercury Records.

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