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Sun Ra

Sun RaAKA Herman Poole Blount

Born: 22-May-1914
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Died: 30-May-1993
Location of death: Birmingham, AL
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL

Gender: Male
Religion: Other
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Asexual
Occupation: Jazz Musician, Pianist, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz musician from Saturn

Brother: Robert (elder)
Sister: Mary (elder, half-)

    High School: Industrial High School, Birmingham, AL (1932)
    University: Music Education, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (1935-36, dropped out)

    The Sun Ra Arkestra
    Knights of Pythias
    NEA Jazz Master 1982
    Abducted by UFO 1936 (brought to Saturn)
    Draft Evasion Jasper, AL (1942)
    Draft Deferment: World War II Conscientious Objector (1942)
    Stroke 1990

Is the subject of books:
Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra, 1998, BY: John F. Szwed


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