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Allen Toussaint (1938–2015)

New Orleans-based R&B singer/songwriter Allen Toussaint was born on January 14, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The son of Naomi and Clarence Toussaint, Allen grew up in a shotgun house in the New Orleans neighborhood of Gert Town. Toussaint started learning piano at age seven and began his music business career as a teenager playing piano for ... See full bio »


(age 77) in Madrid, Spain

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 2012 The Weight of the Nation for Kids (TV Mini Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2005 Jamie Cullum: Get Your Way (Video short)
 2004 The Night of Pistol Pete (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Shakin' Stevens: It's Raining (Video short) (as Naomi Neville)
 1974 Black Samson
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Album: "Allen Toussaint: The Wild Sound of New Orleans" (RCA). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Naomi Neville | Allen R. Toussaint


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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I prefer writing for artists than writing for myself. I get more inspiration from artists, from other people, than I do myself. See more »


Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009. See more »

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