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Full Name: Curtis Ousley
Description: Saxophonist, bandleader, USA
Known For: Instrumentalists. Known for The Coasters 1958 smash "Yakety Yak".
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute
Music Styles: Jazz, Rock
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.livinblues.com/bluesrooms/kingcurtis.asp
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/King-Curtis/105533489479574
Date Born: 7th February 1934
Location Born: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Date Died: 13th August 1971
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Stabbing
Memorial: Curtis was subsequently buried in a red granite-fronted wall crypt in the 'West Gallery of Forsythia Court' mausoleum at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York, the same cemetery that holds Jazz greats Count Basie and John Coltrane.
Summary: Curtis is mentioned in the film "The Buddy Holly Story" wher Holly and the Crickets play at the Apollo Theater.
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