Joe Tex

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Birthday
8, 1933
Birthplace
Texas
DEATH DATE
Aug 13, 1982 (49)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1933
Birthplace
Texas
DEATH DATE
Aug 13, 1982 (49)

About

His Southern soul hits "Skinny Legs," "All," and "I Gotcha" had popular followings in the 1960s and 1970s.

Before Fame

He won a talent contest in Houston, which sent him on a trip to New York City where he appeared in amateur competitions at the Apollo Theater.

Trivia

He had a well-publicized feud with singer James Brown and the two sparred over songwriting credits, as well as women.

Family Life

He was born Joseph Arrington, Jr. in Rogers, Texas and later adopted the name Yusuf Hazziez after converting to Islam.

Associated With

Trey Anastasio and Phish covered his song, "You Better Believe It Baby," in several of their performances.