Rufus Thomas


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Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas Death

Rufus passed away on December 15, 2001 at the age of 84.

Rufus Thomas death quick facts:
  • When did Rufus Thomas die?

    December 15, 2001
  • How old was Rufus Thomas when died?


Rufus Thomas Birthday and Date of Death

Rufus Thomas was born on March 26, 1917 and died on December 15, 2001. Rufus was 84 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: March 26, 1917
Date of Death: December 15, 2001
Age at Death: 84

Rufus Thomas - Biography

Rufus Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm and blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee. He recorded for several labels including Chess and Sun in the 1950s, before becoming established in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax Records. He is best known for his novelty dance records including "Walking the Dog" (1963), "Do the Funky Chicken" (1969) and "(Do the) Push and Pull" (1970). According to the Mississippi Blues Commission, "Rufus Thomas embodied the spirit of Memphis music perhaps more than any other artist, and from the early 1940s until his death... occupied many important roles in the local scene."