Memphis Minnie was a prolific recording artist but she is probably best known today for one song, When The Levee Breaks, which was covered by Led Zeppelin on the Led Zeppelin IV album. That song deals with the Mississippi Flood of 1927, which was a major event in Mississippi history.
Final Resting Place:
New Hope M.B. Church
7564 Norfolk Rd
Walls, Mississippi, 38680
Grave Location Description
As you enter the church parking lot, look to your right and Memphis Minnie can be found at the property’s edge
Grave Location GPS34.970866, -90.185467
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date_of_death: September 28, 1991
cause_of_death: Stroke, pneumonia, and respiratory failure
best_know_for: There are few musical geniuses in this world, but as jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader Miles Davis is one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. His sound, technique and restless innovation as an individual performer and as a leader of jazz bands and groups won him recognition as perhaps the foremost setter of style and fashion in what is often called America's only indigenous musical art form.
popular name: Bob Wills
date_of_death: May 13, 1975
cause_of_death: Complications from a stroke and pneumonia
best_know_for: Bob Wills was a bandleader, fiddler, singer, and songwriter who is the most famous exponent of the popular musical genre now known as western swing, which synthesized ragtime, traditional fiddling, New Orleans jazz, blues, Mexican songs, and big band swing. Wills, along with his band the Texas Playboys, toured and recorded nonstop throughout the 1940s and early 1950s amassing dozens of hits including "Steel Guitar Rag", "New San Antonio Rose", "Smoke On The Water", "New Spanish Two Step" and "Faded Love." Wills had a heart attack in 1962 and a second one the next year, which forced him to disband the Playboys, although Wills continued to perform solo. He was recording an album with fan Merle Haggard in 1973 when a stroke left him comatose for 17 months until his death in 1975. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Wills and the Texas Playboys in 1999.
popular name: Stan Kenton
date_of_death: August 25, 1979
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