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date: 03 April 2020

Ace, Johnny [Alexander, John Marshall] (b Memphis, TN, 9 June 1929; d Houston, TX, 25 Dec 1954). Rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. 

Source:
The Grove Dictionary of American Music
Author(s):
John PiccarellaJohn Piccarella

He served in the US Navy in World War II, then played piano with the Memphis-based group the Beale Streeters ...

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