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Date of Birth 22 May 1914Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Date of Death 30 May 1993Birmingham, Alabama, USA  (stroke-related circulatory problems)
Birth NameHerman Poole Blount
Nickname Sonny

Mini Bio (1)

Sun Ra was born on May 22, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Herman Poole Blount. He died on May 30, 1993 in Birmingham.

Trivia (4)

Leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Claimed to be from a different planet.
He played the piano, organ, and synthesizer.
Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987.

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