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Jake Hess

Singer
Male
Born Dec 24, 1927
Died Jan 4, 2004
Death Place Opelika
Other Names Hess, Jake

Jake Hess was an American Grammy Award-winning southern gospel singer.

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1927 Birth Hess was born Manchild Hess December 24, 1927, in Limestone County, Alabama. … Read More

TWENTIES

1948 20 Years Old Hess sang lead with the Statesmen Quartet from 1948 until 1963. … Read More

THIRTIES

1963 35 Years Old Upon leaving the Statesmen Quartet at the end of 1963, Hess formed his "dream" group, the Imperials. … Read More
1967 39 Years Old Hess left the Imperials in 1967 due to health problems. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1989 61 Years Old Jake Hess, Jr. has become a well-known southern gospel songwriter, in addition to being married to Judy Martin of The Martins. In 1989 Jake's nephew Steve Hess & Eugene Baker (Hess & Baker, Skylite/Sing) were in Nashville to record several segments on Bobby Jones Gospel (BET Network). … Read More
1990 62 Years Old There were several dates in Missouri and Florida, but Jake determined that the travelling was going to be more demanding than he anticipated, so by 1990 the tours were put on hold with the possibility of doing something with television.
1997 69 Years Old In 1997, when Hess was preparing to get a passport to travel overseas, he discovered that his birth certificate actually read Manchild Hess. … Read More
2004 76 Years Old He died January 4, 2004 in Opelika, Alabama after suffering a heart attack December 14, 2003, just days after a performance in Atlanta, Georgia. … Read More
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