Jackie Brenston

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Birthday
15, 1930
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Dec 15, 1979 (49)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1930
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Dec 15, 1979 (49)

About

R&B singer and saxophonist who released the song "Rocket 88," one of the foundations of rock 'n' roll music.

Before Fame

He began singing and learned the tenor saxophone in his youth.

Trivia

His song "Rocket 88" went to the top of the Billboard R&B charts and stayed there for four weeks.

Family Life

He grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Associated With

He was backed on "Rocket 88" by Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm.

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