|Name:||Francois Luambo Makiadi|
|Birth Day:||July 6, 1938|
|Death Date:||Oct 12, 1989 (age 51)|
As per our current Database, Francois Luambo Makiadi died on Oct 12, 1989 (age 51).
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He played harmonica as a child.
Born 1938 in what was then the Belgian Congo, he played harmonica and other instruments to attract customers to his mother's market stall in Ngiri-Ngiri.
In 1955 Franco formed a band that debuted in the OK Bar. The following year the band was reborn as OK Jazz taking its name from the place it had begun. And then, another change to Tout Puissant O.K. Jazz (T.P.O.K. Jazz) (which stands in French for The Almighty O.K. Jazz)
Franco played in the USA once, in 1983, appearing twice in New York's Manhattan Center.
He died in 1989 from unknown illness which resulted in four days of national mourning in Zaire.
Currently, Francois Luambo Makiadi is 84 years, 11 months and 4 days old. Francois Luambo Makiadi will celebrate 85th birthday on a Thursday 6th of July 2023.
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