American music stars died in Meningitis

Here are 3 famous musicians from United States of America died in Meningitis:

Brook Benton

Brook Benton (September 19, 1931 Lugoff-April 9, 1988 Queens) a.k.a. Brook Brenton, Brook Benten, Benjamin Franklin Peay or Benton, Brook was an American songwriter, singer, actor and musician.

His discography includes: Beautiful Memories of Christmas, Best of Brook Benton, Brook Benton: Forty Greatest Hits, Endlessly: The Best of Brook Benton, Endlessly, My Country / That Old Feeling, Songs I Love to Sing, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton, At His Best and The Best of Brook Benton. Genres: Pop music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

Brook Benton began his career as a gospel singer and eventually transitioned into R&B and soul music. He scored many hits during the 1950s and 1960s, including "It's Just A Matter Of Time," "Endlessly," and "Rainy Night In Georgia," which was later covered by countless other artists. In addition to his successful music career, Benton also appeared in several films and television shows, including "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Blues Brothers." He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Benton's smooth, soulful voice and talent as a songwriter continue to influence musicians today.

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Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes

Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes (July 7, 1916 Newport News-March 4, 1989 New York City) a.k.a. Grimes, Tiny was an American musician.

His discography includes: Tiny in Swingville (feat. Jerome Richardson), 1944-1949 and Blues Groove (With Tiny Grimes).

He was a skilled guitarist who was known for his unique style that blended swing and jazz music, with elements of R&B and blues. Grimes began his career in the 1930s, playing with various jazz and swing bands, including the Cats and the Fiddle and Lucky Millinder's Orchestra.

In the 1940s, he formed his own group, the Tiny Grimes Quintet, and began recording as a solo artist. Over the years, he worked with many notable musicians, including Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, and Billie Holiday.

Grimes continued to perform and record music throughout the 1950s and 1960s, but struggled with drug addiction and personal problems. However, he made a comeback in the 1970s and 1980s, playing regularly at jazz festivals and clubs.

Despite his tumultuous personal life, Grimes is remembered as a talented musician and innovator who helped pave the way for the development of R&B and rock music.

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Jimmy Blythe

Jimmy Blythe (May 20, 1901 Louisville-June 21, 1931 Chicago) also known as Blythe, Jimmy or Jimmy Blythe Jr. was an American jazz pianist.

Discography: I've Got The Yes! We Have No Banana Blues, Alley Rat / Sweet Papa, Armour Ave. Struggle / Chicago Stomp, Girl of My Dreams, Barney Google, (I'd Love To Call You) My Sweetheart, Last Night on the Back Porch, Fat Meat and Greens / Jimmie Blues, Mr. Freddie Blues / Lovin's Been Here and Gone to Mecca Flat and Mr. Freddie Blues.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1901, Jimmy Blythe Jr. was a talented jazz pianist who made a name for himself in Chicago during the 1920s. He began his music career playing in clubs and theaters, and eventually recorded with some of the top jazz musicians of the time. Despite his short life, Blythe was an accomplished composer who wrote many popular songs of the era, including "Chicago Stomp," "Fat Meat and Greens," and "Mr. Freddie Blues." He also recorded as a solo artist and with various bands, and his music is celebrated for its infectious energy and skilled piano playing. Unfortunately, Blythe died at the young age of 30 from complications related to a tooth extraction, but his legacy as a pioneering jazz musician continues to be recognized and celebrated today.

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