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Full Name: John Henry Kendricks
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
Known For: Mainly known for writing "The Twist" in 1958.
Instruments: Voice
Music Styles: Rock
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.bluesworld.com/Ballard.html
Date Born: 18th November 1927
Location Born: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Date Died: 3rd March 2003
Location Died: LA, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Throat cancer
Memorial: ballard died of throat cancer in his Los Angeles home, aged 66.
Summary: Ballard grew up in Bessemer, Alabama, where he began singing in church and later aspired to a career in music.
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