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Passed Away on February 9
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Buddy Johnson

Buddy Johnson Buddy Johnson was born on January 10, 1915 in Darlington, South Carolina, United States. He was a famous influential jazz and New York blues pianist and bandleader.
As in early childhood, he took piano lessons as a child, and classical music remained one of his passions. He moved to New York in 1939 and toured the Europe with the Cotton Club Revue, being expelled from Nazi Germany. His sister Ella as a vocalist, together joined a band and recorded their first album with Decca Records. After organizing a nine piece orchestra, he started making music as R&B and pop chart hits.

His famous hits includes, "When My Man Comes Home", "They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool" and recorded "Since I Fell for You" with Lenny Welch in the early 1960s. His famous hit albums include, "Swing Me", "Buddy and Ella Johnson", "Buddy Johnson Wails", "Rock 'n Roll Stage Show" and "Walk 'Em: Decca Sessions".
Buddy died, at the age of 62, from a brain tumor and sickle cell anemia in 1977.

Why was he famous?

He was famous for his orchestra music as well as the notable song, "Since I Fell for You" which later became a jazz standard.

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Date Added: 02 August '09

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