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Amos Milburn

Born: 
04/01/1927
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Died: 
01/03/1980
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Years Active: 
1946-1972
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Born one of thirteen children, by the age of five years Milburn was playing the piano. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was fifteen and earned thirteen battle stars in the Philippines, before returning to Houston and organizing a sixteen-piece band. Among his best known songs was "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer". Milburn's final recording was on an album by Johnny Otis. This was during 1972 after he had been incapacitated by a stroke, so much so that Otis had to play the left-hand piano parts. His second stroke resulted in amputation of a leg because of circulatory problems. He died soon after at the age of 52 years from a third stroke.