Murdered Musicians: Al Jackson Jr. (Booker T & The M.G’s)


Birth: Nov. 27, 1935
Death: Oct. 1, 1975

Actor, Musician. He appeared in the film, “A Slight Case Of Larceny” (1953). In the 1960s he was a founding member of the group, Booker T. & The MG’S. Their many hits include “Green Onions,” “Hip Hug-Her,” “Hang ‘Em High,” and “Time Is Tight.” They recorded on the Stax Record Label and with such greats as, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett, William Bell and Al Green. On October 1, 1975, he was murdered in his home by an unknown assailant.

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