Floyd Cramer

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Birthday
27, 1933
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Dec 31, 1997 (64)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1933
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Dec 31, 1997 (64)

About

Pioneering pianist who contributed to the creation of the Nashville sound. He was known for his slip-note technique.

Before Fame

He taught himself piano, and he became the pianist with the Louisiana Hayride radio show after graduation from high school.

Trivia

He was a highly in-demand studio musician in Nashville, working with Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, The Browns, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson, and the Everly Brothers.

Family Life

He grew up in the little town of Huttig, Arkansas. His grandson was the famed pianist and performer Jason Coleman.

Associated With

He collaborated with Chet Atkins and Boots Randolph throughout the 1960s and was a member of their Million Dollar Band.