Jesse Belvin

The Black Elvis
Birth Name:
Jesse Lorenzo Belvin
Birth Date:
December 15, 1932
Birth Place:
San Antonio, Texas
Death Date:
February 6, 1960
Place of Death:
Hope, Arkansas
Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Cemetery Name:
Evergreen Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
As author of the best known do-wop hit “Earth Angel” and “Good Night My Love,” Jesse Belvin was one of the premier voices of the West Coast black vocal music before his life (and that of his driver and wife) was cut short in a highly suspicious auto “accident”.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Evergreen Cemetery

204 N Evergreen Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90033


North America


Grave Location:

Section G, Lot 41, Grave 1

Grave Location Description

From the entrance on Evergreen Avenue, take the right road and drive a little ways to the first curve towards the left. Park and walk to the left into Section G and Belvin’s simple flat marker is a couple of rows from the road.

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