Johnnie Mae Matthews Death
Johnnie passed away on January 6, 2002 at the age of 79 in Detroit, Michigan USA.
When did Johnnie Mae Matthews die?January 6, 2002
How old was Johnnie Mae Matthews when died?79
Where did Johnnie Mae Matthews die? What was the location of death?Detroit, Michigan USA
Johnnie Mae Matthews Birthday and Date of Death
Johnnie Mae Matthews was born on December 31, 1922 and died on January 6, 2002. Johnnie was 79 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: December 31, 1922
Date of Death: January 6, 2002
Age at Death: 79
Johnnie Mae Matthews - Biography
Johnnie Mae Matthews (December 31, 1922 – January 6, 2002) was an American blues and R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer from Bessemer, Alabama. Known as the “Godmother of Detroit Soul” and as the first African American female to own and operate her own record label (Northern Recording Company) she was an early influence on the careers of many of the now-famous recording stars who began their careers in Detroit, Michigan such as Otis Williams, David Ruffin, and Richard Street of the Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, Joe Hunter of the Funk Brothers Band, Richard Wylie, Norman Whitfield, Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, Timmy Shaw, Barbara Lewis, Bettye LaVette and many more.