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KING CURTIS
Saxophonist, songwriter and producer. Born 7 February 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas, died murdered by junkies on 13 August 1971 in New York, New York.

Succesful both as a solo artist -best known for his 1967 hit Memphis Soul Stew- as well as a session musician and producer. Curtis mainly played and composed rhythm and blues or soul but also some Rock and roll and great bop or soul jazz. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
 
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King Curtis 2005 Liner Notes
Recognized as one of the most influential saxophonists in contemporary popular music, Curtis Ouseley - known the world over as King Curtis - left an impressive body of work following his tragic passing on August 13, 1971. Fatally stabbed to death outside his New York home in an incident involving a trespasser, Curtis was enjoying one of the most successful periods in a noteworthy career that began in the ‘50s. After a string of best-selling albums for Atco (including "The Great Memphis Hits," "K...
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