Oliver Sain

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Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Oct 28, 2003 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Oct 28, 2003 (71)

About

St. Louis soul musician who helped to shape the city's sound, in part by discovering bluesmen like Bobby McClure.

Before Fame

He started out playing the bugle in his childhood, eventually switching to drums and playing with blues musicians like Howlin' Wolf.

Trivia

He occasionally sat in with Ike Turner, his close friend, and his Kings of Rhythm.

Family Life

His grandfather Dan Sane was the guitarist in the influential Memphis blues band, the Beale Street Sheiks.

Associated With

He was inspired by Charlie Parker to take up the saxophone, his instrument of choice for much of his career.