Buried here are multiple artists including:
William “Count” Basie
He was one of the greatest jazz bandleaders of all time.
Ellie was the songwriter behind 1960s hits including “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Chapel of Love”, “Leader of the Pack” and “Be My Baby.”
She was a great jazz keyboard artist as well as the widow of John Coltrane.
He was one of the greatest saxophone players in jazz history.
Curtis “King” Ousley
He was a popular saxophone session man who played with Sam Cooke, The Coasters, Stevie Wonder and Duane Allman. He played the famous sax solos on The Coasters “Yakety-Yak” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
He is best known as the bass soloist on Ben E. King’s 1961 hit recording, “Stand By Me.” He also worked with The Drifters, Ray Charles and The Coasters.
Pinelawn Memorial Park
1 Pinelawn Road
Farmingdale NY 11735