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Andraé Crouch

Musician
Male
Born Jul 1, 1942

Andraé Crouch is an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer, and pastor.

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    Judith Hill Goes Back In Time
    Huffington Post - Nov 29, 2015
  • Gospel's Andrae Crouch Calls Dyslexia His Blessing
    Yahoo News - Dec 09, 2011
  • Andrae Crouch, Father Of Modern Gospel, Shares His 'journey'
    NPR - Sep 30, 2011
  • Duo To Lead Top Oslo Choir On New Album Sowetan
    Google News - Aug 24, 2011

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CHILDHOOD

1942 Birth Andraé Edward Crouch was born, along with his twin sister, Sandra, on July 1, 1942 in San Francisco, California to parents Benjamin and Catherine (née Hodnett) Crouch. … Read More

TEENAGE

1960 18 Years Old Crouch's first group musical effort was formed in 1960 as the Church of God in Christ Singers. … Read More

TWENTIES

1965 23 Years Old While attending Valley Junior College in the San Fernando Valley to become a teacher, he formed gospel music group "The Disciples" in 1965 with fellow musicians Perry Morgan, Reuben Fernandez, and Bili Thedford. … Read More
1970 28 Years Old Following the group's first album release, Crouch's twin sister, Sandra, joined The Disciples in 1970 after Fernandez' departure. … Read More

THIRTIES

1979 37 Years Old After The Disciples disbanded in 1979, Crouch continued on with a solo career. … Read More

FORTIES

1986 44 Years Old In 1986, Crouch composed the theme music for the Sherman Hemsley sitcom Amen, sung by Vanessa Bell Armstrong. … Read More
1987 45 Years Old Crouch and his sister Sandra had a friendship and music relationship with Michael Jackson. In 1987, the Andraé Crouch Choir sang background vocals along with Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard, and The Winans on Jackson's hit single "Man in the Mirror" from the Bad album.
1991 49 Years Old The Andraé Crouch Singers were also featured on the songs "Keep the Faith" and "Will You Be There" from Jackson's 1991 Dangerous album.

FIFTIES

1995 53 Years Old On Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I project in 1995, the Andraé Crouch Choir is heard on "Earth Song."
1996 54 Years Old In 1996, Crouch and his music were honored on the Grammy Award-winning CD, Tribute: The Songs of Andraé Crouch, released by Warner Bros. … Read More
1998 56 Years Old Crouch's original music arrangements were heard in the films The Color Purple and Disney's The Lion King, as well as the NBC television series Amen. Awards and honors received by him include seven Grammy Awards, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 67 Years Old Crouch's composition, "Soon and Very Soon" was performed by the Andraé Crouch Choir at the public memorial service for Jackson held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. … Read More
2014 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In early December 2014, Crouch was hospitalized for pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
2015 73 Years Old 1 More Event
He was hospitalized again on January 3, 2015, in Los Angeles, as the result of a heart attack.
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