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37 Persons in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame:

Al Hirt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alois Maxwell Hirt
Nickname(s):
Jumbo
The Round Mound of Sound
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player. New Orleans Jazz. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Allen Toussaint

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Fortune Teller, Sweet Touch of Love. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 2013. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Bobby Charles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Charles Guidry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs See You Later, Alligator, Walking to New Orleans - performed by Fats Domino. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Buddy Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 8 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Albums Stone Crazy!, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. Owner of Chicago club Buddy Guy's Legends. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005. Blues Hall of Fame 1985. Guitar Center RockWalk 1995. National Medal of Arts 2003. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Kennedy Center Honors 2012. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Cosimo Matassa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cosimo Vincent Matassa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recording engineer and studio owner, early rock and roll. Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012.

Dale Hawkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Delmar Allen Hawkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-composer of song Susie Q also known as song Susie-Q, Susy-Q. Swamp rock boogie, or rockabilly style. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.

Deacon John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Moore
Also Known As:
Deacon John Moore
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame 2000.

Doug Kershaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Douglas James Kershaw
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fiddler. Song Louisiana Man. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Grand Ole Opry.

Dr. John

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Also Known As:
Mac Rebennack
Dr. John the Night Tripper
Dr. John Creaux
Nickname(s):
Mac
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Gris Gris, In the Right Place. Movies Lightning in a Bottle, Blues Brothers 2000. Pianist. Blues Hall of Fame 2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Ellis Marsalis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2006.

Elvis Presley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Ernie K-Doe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Kador Jr.
Nickname(s):
Emperor K-Doe
the Emperor of the Universe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

New Orleans R&B singer. Song Mother-In-Law. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Fats Domino

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 5". Songs Blueberry Hill, I'm in the Mood for Love, I'm Walkin', Ain't That a Shame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1998. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. National Medal of Arts 1998. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Floyd Cramer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Cramer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, known for his slip note piano style. Songs Last Date, San Antonio Rose. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003.

Frankie Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Francis Guzzo Jr.
Nickname(s):
New Orleans Dynamo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song ("Won't you let me take you on a") Sea Cruise. Pianist and vocalist. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.

Hunter Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hunter Easton Hayes
Birth Date:
Age today:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Wanted, Storm Warning. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

James Burton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Burton
Nickname(s):
Master of the Telecaster
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 30 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2007.

Jelly Roll Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
Also Known As:
Ferdinand Morton
Ferd Morton
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birthday may be October 20, 1890. World War I draft registration card shows September 13, 1884. Confusion over his birth name also, may have been LaMenthe or LaMotte. Jazz pianist. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Claimed he wrote songs Alabama Bound, Tiger Rag, copyrighted by others. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nickname(s):
The Killer
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Rock and roll and country vocalist and pianist. Songs Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless, High School Confidential. Controversial marriage to his cousin
Myra Gale Brown
who was 13 years old. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmie Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-term governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964.) Songs You Are My Sunshine, Suppertime, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Someone to Care. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Country Music Hall of Fame 1972. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1971. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Jimmy C. Newman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Yves Newman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The "C" middle name stood for "Cajun."Grand Ole Opry. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2009. Cajun Music Hall of Fame 2004.

Johnny Horton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Gale Horton
Nickname(s):
The Singing Fisherman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 7 or 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Died of injuries in a car accident. Songs The Battle of New Orleans, North to Alaska, Johnny Reb. Radio show The Louisiana Hayride. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2009. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Johnny Rivers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Ramistella
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Song Secret Agent Man. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Lead Belly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Huddie William Ledbetter
Also Known As:
Leadbelly
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields, The Midnight Special, Goodnight, Irene which became a folk hit for the group The Weavers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988. Blues Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Little Richard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lloyd Price

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Price
Nickname(s):
Mr. Personality
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Personality, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Stagger Lee, I'm Gonna Get Married. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

Louis Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Daniel Armstrong
Nickname(s):
Satchmo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 29 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Hello, Dolly!, What a Wonderful World, I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas, That Lucky Old Sun, When You're Smiling. Movie Hello, Dolly!. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1952. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Louis Prima

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Prima
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Keely Smith by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Loo-ee Pree-ma." Song That Old Black Magic. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1615 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 July 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mahalia Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mahala Jackson
Nickname(s):
Halie
The Queen of Gospel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer, also active in the civil rights movement. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1995. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 September 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mickey Gilley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Leroy Gilley
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Honky-tonk piano. Songs Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time, Stand by Me. First cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. The scene for movie Urban Cowboy is his famous bar "Gilley's Club" in Pasadena, Texas. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 October 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Percy Sledge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Percy Tyrone Sledge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song When a Man Loves a Woman. Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame 2004. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1993. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005.

Pete Fountain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clarinetist. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1997. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Randy Newman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randall Stuart Newman
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Songs Short People, When She Loved Me, We Belong Together, My Little Buttercup, I Love L.A.. Composed soundtracks and songs for movies. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2011. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 2 June 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Parker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Brown Parker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The Spenser mysteries, basis for the TV series Spenser: For Hire. Also a series of Jesse Stone novels. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Slim Harpo

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Moore
Nickname(s):
slim
Harmonica Slim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Blues harmonica player. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Tim McGraw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Tim Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Faith Hill by less than 1 year.
son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Raised as Tim Smith - learned at age 11 about his real father. Considering politics in the future. Songs Indian Outlaw, Where the Green Grass Grows, Red Ragtop, Live Like You Were Dying. Movies Tomorrowland, Friday Night Lights. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 17 October 2006.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Webb Pierce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Webb Michael Pierce
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Why Baby Why, Slowly, In the Jailhouse Now, Wondering. 13 No. 1 singles in his career. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Grand Ole Opry. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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