Jessie Hill
Name: Jessie Hill
Occupation: Blues Singer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 9, 1932
Death Date: Sep 17, 1996 (age 63)
Age: Aged 63
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill was born on December 9, 1932 in United States (63 years old). Jessie Hill is a Blues Singer, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Trivia

Ooh Poo Pah Doo broke the top 5 in the US Billboard R&B charts in 1960.

Net Worth 2020

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Does Jessie Hill Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Jessie Hill died on Sep 17, 1996 (age 63).

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Before Fame

He started as a drummer, forming his own group in 1951.

Biography

Biography Timeline

1951

Hill was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. By his teens he was playing drums in local bands, and in 1951 he formed his own group, the House Rockers. After periods performing as drummer with Professor Longhair and then Huey "Piano" Smith, Hill formed a new version of the House Rockers in 1958, which enabled him to focus on singing with the band.

1960

Upon its 1960 release on Minit Records, "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" emerged as a favorite at Mardi Gras, selling 800,000 copies and reaching #3 on the Billboard R&B chart and #28 in the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. There have been over 100 cover versions of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" recorded and performed live over the years by other popular musicians.

His follow-up "Whip It On Me" reached #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. Further recordings in New Orleans were less successful, and he moved to California to work with fellow New Orleans musicians including Harold Battiste and Mac Rebennack. In this period, he wrote songs recorded by Ike and Tina Turner, Sonny and Cher, and Willie Nelson.

1972

A 1972 solo album was unsuccessful, and he began to suffer financial difficulties exacerbated by a drinking problem. These problems continued after his return to New Orleans in 1977, and several benefit gigs did little to revive his personal or professional fortunes.

1996

Hill died of heart and renal failure in New Orleans in September 1996, at the age of 63. He is buried in Holt Cemetery in New Orleans, in a pauper's grave for the poorest citizens of the city.

2015

Two of his grandsons are James and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. The pair performed "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" in Episode 7 of the HBO series Treme. A third grandson, Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill, was a rising New Orleans-based performer. Trumpet Black died from an infection while on tour in Tokyo on May 4, 2015.

2019

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Jessie Hill among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

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Currently, Jessie Hill is 89 years, 11 months and 23 days old. Jessie Hill will celebrate 90th birthday on a Friday 9th of December 2022.

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