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Allen, Tony, 1940-2020

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Personal name headingAllen, Tony, 1940-2020
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Variant(s)Alabi, Ladi, 1940-2020
See alsoCorporate body: Good, the Bad & the Queen (Musical group)
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Corporate body: Rocket Juice & the Moon (Musical group)
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Corporate body: Africa '70 (Musical group)
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Other standard no.0000000465478814
LocatedParis (France)
Birth date1940-08-12
Death date2020-04-30
Place of birthLagos (Nigeria)
Place of deathParis (France)
Field of activityAfrobeat Jazz Funk (Music) Rhythm and blues music
Profession or occupationDrummers (Musicians) Band directors
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Found inNo accomodation for Lagos, p2002: label (Tony Allen) booklet (Ladi Alabi (Tony Allen), drummer)
All-music guide, Mar. 14, 2003 (Tony Allen, b. Tony Oladipo Allen, Aug. 12, 1940, Lagos)
New York times website, 3 May 2020: in an obituary published 2 May (Tony Allen, born Aug. 12, 1940 in Lagos [Nigeria], died Thursday [April 30] in Paris, aged 79; the drummer who created the steadfast, subtle beat of the Nigerian protest funk known as Afrobeat; composer and producer Brian Eno called Mr. Allen "perhaps the greatest drummer who ever lived"; Mr. Allen made more than three dozen albums with Fela [Ransome-Kuti] and the band, Africa 70; Africa 70 persisted, and Mr. Allen stayed on as bandleader until September 1978; after he left the band, Mr. Allen went on to an international solo career, leading his own bands and collaborating with rock, jazz, reggae, R&B and electronic musicians; settled in Paris in 1985)