John Simmons

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Birthday
14, 1918
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Sep 22, 1979 (61)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1918
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Sep 22, 1979 (61)

About

Session musician known for his performances with the CBS Blue Network Orchestra and a variety of other artists.

Before Fame

He started off as a trumpeter but because of an injury, he switched to bass; he was offered his first professional gig four months after he took up the instrument.

Trivia

He had to retire due to poor health.

Family Life

He raised Sue Simmons, NBC New York newscaster.

Associated With

He worked with Duke Ellington in 1956.

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