Johnny Lytle

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Birthday
13, 1932
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 15, 1995 (63)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1932
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 15, 1995 (63)

About

Jazz drummer and vibraphonist who was considered one of the greatest to ever perform. He was also bandleader on albums like Blue Vibes.

Before Fame

He was a boxer who won the Golden Gloves amateur championship before becoming a drummer.

Trivia

In addition to his playing ability, he was a songwriter who penned many of his own hits, including "The Loop" and "Selim."

Family Life

His parents were both involved in music, with his father playing the trumpet while his mother was an organist.

Associated With

He was a such a big Miles Davis fan that he wrote the song "Selim," which is Miles spelled backwards, to honor his memory.