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Jon Hendricks (16th September Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:05 pm
by john poole
Born John Carl Hendricks on 16th September, 1921 in Newark, Ohio - the lyric writing member of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross (later L,H, & Bavan); and probably Georgie Fame's biggest influence apart from Mose Allison; he's 96 today

'I want you to be my baby' - Jon Hendricks' song written for Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five in 1953
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ0UnssVXEc
with many subsequent versions
https://secondhandsongs.com/work/112905 ... nav-entity

'Watermelon Man' - his lyrics added to Herbie Hancock instrumental (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEKxJuH4hck
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/329916/versions

'Sons and Daughters' - 1966 recording with the Grateful Dead for an anti-Vietnam War documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n24V8saW7wI
http://deadsources.blogspot.co.uk/2012/ ... -dead.html
he also sang with Jefferson Airplane at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hendricks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert,_ ... s_%26_Ross