Carl Lee Cunningham, Phalon Jones and Jimmie King
All three were members of “The Bar-Kays.” Otis Redding chose them as his backing band. They died while touring with him on December 10, 1967. Jimmie King, guitar was 18 years old; Phalon Jones, saxophone was 19 years old and Carl Cunningham, drums was also 19 years old.
Lewie was bass player and was a founding member of “Booker T. & the MG’s” and can be heard on their gold single “Green Onions”. Lewie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of “Booker T. & the MG’s” in 1992 and received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007. Lewie died from cancer on July 21, 2016 at the age of 82.
New Park Cemetery
4536 Horn Lake Rd.
Memphis TN 38109