Frank Frost

Birth Name:
Frank Otis Frost
Birth Date:
April 15, 1936
Birth Place:
Auvergne, Arkansas
Death Date:
October 12, 1999
Place of Death:
201 Frank Frost Street, Helena, Arkansas
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Magnolia Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
One of the foremost Delta blues harmonica players of his generation. Frank Frost only picked up the harmonica after an accident damaged his hand that prevented him from continuing with guitar. Taught by Sonny Boy Williams II, Frank recorded with the likes of Jack Johnson, Robert Nighthawk and his son, Sam Carr and numerous other blues giants. Frost performed at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in his home town of Helena, Arkansas, on October 8th just four days before he died. He was a sick man, and playing with tears in his eyes, knowing the years of cigarettes and alcohol had taken their toll.

Fun Fact

Frank Frost hated the Founder of Sun Records Sam Phillips mainly because Sam Phillips never paid him for the record he recorded with Frost.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Magnolia Cemetery

108 Wire Road

Helena, Arkansas, 72342


North America

Grave Location Description

Drive straight through the gates, veer left as you go up the short hill and park as you begin to turn. Both Frank Frost and Robert Nighthawk are buried side by side with matching monuments on your left.



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