Born 19 December 1918 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA.
Died 30 January 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Professor Longhair can be considered as the creator of the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues. Musically active from 1949 to 1964, he made a comeback in the early 1970s. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 (Early Influence).