SAXOFONIST KING CURTIS VOR 50 JAHREN VON DROGENDEALER ERSTOCHEN
- Aug 17, 2021
He was responsible for the distinctive saxophone motif in the Coasters hit "Yakety Yak" (1958) and played on records by John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Holly and released records himself under King Curtis or with the Noble Knights or as King Curtis & The Kingpins. His biggest success was a number one on the US R&B charts in 1962 with "Soul Twist." On August 13, 50 years ago, Curtis Ousley was stabbed to death by a drug dealer outside his apartment in New York. The musician had gotten into a fight with the vagrant because he blocked the entrance to his front door.