Larry Williams

Born May 10, 1935

Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Williams was an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer, and pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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1935 Birth Born on May 10, 1935.


1955 20 Years Old In 1955, Williams met and developed a friendship with Little Richard, who was recording at the time in New Orleans. … Read More
1957 22 Years Old In 1957, Little Richard was Specialty's biggest star, but bolted from rock and roll to pursue the ministry. … Read More
1958 23 Years Old He recorded a number of songs in 1958 and 1959, including "Heebie Jeebies", with band members such as Plas Johnson on tenor saxophone and Jewel Grant on baritone, René Hall and Howard Roberts on guitars, Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Ernie Freeman or Williams himself on piano, and Earl Palmer on drums.
1960 25 Years Old He was convicted of dealing narcotics in 1960 and served a three-year jail term, setting back his career considerably. … Read More


1966 31 Years Old He produced two Little Richard albums for Okeh Records in 1966 and 1967, which returned Little Richard to the Billboard album chart for the first time in ten years and spawned the hit single "Poor Dog". … Read More


1977 42 Years Old In 1977, Williams pulled a gun on and threatened to kill his long-time friend, Little Richard, over a drug debt. … Read More
1980 45 Years Old Williams died in his Los Angeles, California home of a gunshot wound to the head on January 7, 1980. … Read More
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