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Hank Ballard

Hank Ballard

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birthday
18th
November, 1927
Death
2nd
March, 2003
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Hank Ballard (born John Henry Kendricks; November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003) was an American R&B singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of The Midnighters and one of the first rock and roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s. He played an integral part in the development of the genre, releasing the hit singles “Work With Me, Annie” and answer songs “Annie Had a Baby” and “Annie’s Aunt Fannie” with his Midnighters. He later wrote and originally recorded (in 1959) “The Twist” which was notably covered a year later by Chubby Checker, this second version spreading the popularity of the dance. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

instruments played
Vocals
Associated Acts

The Midnighters

Birth Name

John Henry Kendricks

Genres

Rock and roll, R&B, funk

Years Active

1951 2003

Name

Hank Ballard

Nationality

United States of America

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