Al Jackson Jr.

The Human Timekeeper
Birth Name:
Albert J. Jackson Jr.
Birth Date:
November 27, 1935
Birth Place:
Memphis, Tennessee
Death Date:
October 1, 1975
Place of Death:
2885 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death:
Murdered (unsolved)
Cemetery Name:
New Park Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Dubbed “The Human Timekeeper” for his impeccable rhythm and timing, Al Jackson, Jr. was a member of the seminal Stax Records house band Booker T. and the MG’s and provided the beat for the likes of Al Green, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, and Albert King during his brief yet illustrious career.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

New Park Cemetery

4536 Horn Lake Road

Memphis, Tennessee, 38119


North America


Grave Location:

Lower Good Shepard

Grave Location Description

Upon entering the cemetery, turn left and then turn right at the second road. Drive 150 feet and Jackson’s upright monument is just off the road about 40 feet on the left.

Grave Location GPS

35.0268500, -90.0684500



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