BirthdayFebruary 7, 1934
BirthplaceFort Worth, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About King Curtis

    Full name: King Curtis
    Also known as: King Curtis, Curtis, King
    Professions: American musician
    Occupation: Musician, bandleader, producer

  2. King Curtis Known for

    The Last King of Scotland (2006), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Withnail & I (1987), Coming Home (1978)

  3. King Curtis Death information

    Died: Friday, 13th of August, 1971 (Age: 37)

  4. King Curtis Biography

    Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer. Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he was best known for his distinctive riffs and solos such as on "Yakety Yak", which later became the inspiration for Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" and his own "Memphis Soul Stew".

  5. King Curtis Family

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