Ramsey Lewis

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Birthday
27, 1935
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Noted for his ability to appeal to non-jazz audiences. He hosted Chicago WNUA's Ramsey Lewis Morning Show for many years.

Before Fame

He was a member of The Cleffs, his first jazz band, at the age of 15. He helped form the Ramsey Lewis Trio during his time at DePaul University.

Trivia

He had three gold singles--The In Crowd, Hang On Sloopy, and Wade in the Water--by 1966.

Family Life

He was born to parents Ramsey Lewis Sr. and Pauline Lewis. He began his musical training on the piano at four years old.

Associated With

He collaborated often with Herbie Hancock.