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Professor Longhair (1918-1980) was born Henry Roeland Byrd in New Orleans. His vibrant blues and R&B piano playing inspired Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John among many others.

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Allen Toussaint obituary

10.11.15. Allen Toussaint. Jazz musician.

Legendary New Orleans musician (and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer) Allen Toussaint will play live at Seattle's McCaw Hall for the first weekend of AIR TWYLA (Sep. 27 & 28, 2013) #tharp #toussaint #PNB

Van Dyke Parks: return of a musical maverick

Van Dyke Parks | Producer and composer helped out Allen Toussaint by saying Imagine you are going to die in two weeks", and Allen wrote "Southern Nights".

Allen Toussaint, R&B singer-songwriter and producer, dies aged 77

Legendary R&B New Orleans songwriter and producer has died in Spain while on tour in Europe, according to reports