BirthdayAugust 8, 1933
BirthplaceRogers, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Joe Tex

    Full name: Joe Tex
    Also known as: Joe Tex, Tex, Joe
    Professions: American singer-songwriter

  2. Joe Tex Known for

    Reservoir Dogs (1992), Death Proof (2007), Grindhouse (2007), Magic Mike (2012)

  3. Joe Tex Death information

    Died: Friday, 13th of August, 1982 (Age: 49)

  4. Joe Tex Biography

    Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1935– August 13, 1982), better known as Joe Tex, was an American musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of country, gospel and rhythm and blues.Born in Rogers, Texas, and raised in Baytown, Tex's career started after he was signed to King Records in 1955 following four wins at the Apollo Theater. Between that year and 1964, however, Tex struggled to find hits and by the time he finally recorded his first hit, "Hold What You've Got", in 1964, he had recorded thirty prior singles that were deemed failures on the charts. Tex went on to have four million-selling hits, "Hold What You've Got" (1965), "Skinny Legs and All" (1967), "I Gotcha" (1972), and "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" (1977).Tex's style of speaking over the background of his music helped to make him one of the predecessors of the modern style of rap music.

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