BirthdayJune 25, 1925
BirthplaceOpelousas, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Clifton Chenier

    Full name: Clifton Chenier
    Also known as: Clifton Chenier, Chenier, Clifton
    Professions: American zydeco accordionist and musician
    Occupation: Musician, songwriter

  2. Clifton Chenier Known for

    In the Electric Mist (2009), Straw Dogs (2011), The Big Easy (1986), Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

  3. Clifton Chenier Death information

    Died: Saturday, 12th of December, 1987 (Age: 62)

  4. Clifton Chenier Biography

    Clifton Chenier (June 25, 1925 – December 12, 1987), a Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco, which arose from Cajun and Creole music, with R&B, jazz, and blues influences. He played the accordion and won a Grammy Award in 1983. In 1984 he was honored as a National Heritage Fellow in 1989 was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame, in 2011, The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame, and in 2014, a Grammy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.He was known as the 'King of Zydeco', and also billed as the 'King of the South'.

  5. Clifton Chenier Family

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