Johnny Ace


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Pledging My Love – with the Johnny Otis Orchestra 1954

Born 9th June 1929 – Memphis, Tennessee

Died 25th December 1954 – Houston, Texas

Johnny Ace – real name John Alexander,  teamed up with B B King and Bobby Bland in the Beal Streeters based in Memphis.

He was rumoured to have died while playing  Russian Roulette but according to witnesses, he was drunk and killed himself accidentally while playing with a pistol.  He was aged 25 and it happended on Christmas Day, 1954. What a waste.

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