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Lee Allen (born 1926 in Pittsburg, Kansas; died 1994) was an American tenor saxophone player. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pittsburg is a town in Crawford County, in the Ozark region of Southeast Kansas, 27 miles south of Fort Scott, Kansas, 96 miles west of Springfield, Missouri, and 137 miles northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. ...


A key figure in the New Orleans rock and roll scene of the 1950s, Allen recorded with many leading performers of the early rock and roll era. He was semi-retired from music by the late '60s, but in the late '70s, returned to music intermittently until the end of his life. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Biography

Raised largely in Colorado, Allen played saxophone from his childhood. A combined athletics and music scholarship from Xavier College led to his relocating to New Orleans in the early '50s. Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


He fell into the city's thriving music scene, performing or recording with dozens of musicians in the early days of rock music and rhythm and blues. Notable are his recording with singers Fats Domino and Lloyd Price; Allen was also was the sax soloist on most of Little Richard's epochal hits from 1955 and '56. His own instrumental song "Walkin' With Mr. Lee" was a minor hit in 1958 due in part to its frequent play on the television program American Bandstand. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... R&B redirects here. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana) was an early rock and roll musician. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... Instrumental rock and roll is a type of rock and roll music which emphasises musical instruments, and which features no or very little singing. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ...


By the mid-1960s, Allen was semi-retired from music, performing only occasionally after moving to southern California to work at an aircraft manufacturing plant. The rockabilly revival of the late 1970s found younger musicians seeking Allen's distinctive saxophone. He recorded with the Stray Cats, and was a member of The Blasters for their two final albums and associated tours in the early to mid '80s. He also played three shows in October 1981 with the Rolling Stones: on October first at the Metrocenter (Rockford, Illinois), and on the third and the fourth at Folsom Field (Boulder, Colorado). This article is about the U.S. state. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... The Stray Cats are a rockabilly band formed in 1979 by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer (Bloodless Pharaohs/Brian Setzer Orchestra) with school friends Lee Rocker (born Leon Drucker) and Slim Jim Phantom (born James McDonnell) in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York. ... The Blasters are a rock music group formed in 1979 in Downey, California by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman. ... This article is about the rock band. ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... Folsom Field is a stadium in Boulder, Colorado. ... Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States. ...


After Allen's death, Blasters member Dave Alvin dedicated the song "Mister Lee" to Allen. Dave Alvin (born November 11, 1955, in Downey, California, USA) is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. ...


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  • Lee Allen Portfolio

 
 

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