Final Resting Place:
4199 Webster Avenue
Bronx, New York, 10470
Grave Location:Alpine Hill Section
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery make your way to the intersection of Alpine, Fir and Heather Avenue which is now know as “Jazz Corner” with the final resting places of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton and about another dozen jazz heavyweights reside. Drive a short distance to the corner of Heather Avenue and Park Avenue and look for the upright “Keith” monument. Directly behind this monument you will find the simple flat marker of Cootie Williams.
Grave Location GPS40.88308043345, -73.87334622244
Read More About Cootie Williams:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- “Concerto for Cootie” (1940) Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams
- When Cootie Left the Duke, Pt. III (Podcast #17-011)
- Cootie Williams - The Syncopated Times
- Cootie Williams: Trumpeter born
- Cootie Williams "Growl and Roar" - Big Band Library
- Cootie Williams - The Concert Database
- Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, and the Wise Musician
Videos Featuring Cootie Williams:
Booker Little Jr.
popular name: Booker Little Jr.
date_of_death: October 5, 1961
cause_of_death: Complications from uremia caused by kidney failure
best_know_for: When he died suddenly at the age of 23 he was one of the most promising jazz trumpeters working with Max Roach, Eric Dolpy and John Coltrane
popular name: Dick Dale
date_of_death: March 16, 2019
cause_of_death: Heart and kidney failure
best_know_for: Dick Dale was an American rock guitarist. He was the pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverb. Dale was known as "The King of the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of his second studio album. Dale was one of the most influential guitarists of all time and especially of the early 1960s. Most of the leading bands in surf music, such as The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean and The Trashmen, were influenced by Dale's music, and often included recordings of Dale's songs in their albums. His style and music influenced guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen and Brian May. He has been mentioned as one of the fathers of heavy metal. Many credit him with tremolo picking, a technique that is now widely used in many musical genres (such as extreme metal, folk etc.). His speedy single-note staccato picking technique was unmatched until guitarists like Eddie Van Halen entered the music scene.
popular name: John Phillips
date_of_death: March 18, 2001
cause_of_death: Heart Failure, end stage liver disease, cirrhosis and sepsis
best_know_for: He is famous for his role in organizing the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, his incestuous relationship with his daughter Mackenzie, oh and I almost forgot - as a member and leader of the vocal group The Mamas and the Papas. And it was said that his destructive tendencies were too florid even for Keith Richards, who once kicked Phillips out of his house for being too out-of-control. Be that as it may, in addition to writing the majority of the group's compositions including "California Dreamin'", "Monday, Monday", "I Saw Her Again", "Creeque Alley", and "Dedicated to the One I Love", he also wrote "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" in 1967 for former Journeymen bandmate Scott McKenzie as well as the oft-covered "Me and My Uncle", which was a favorite in the repertoire of the Grateful Dead.