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Sparks, Melvin

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Personal name headingSparks, Melvin
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Variant(s)Sparks Hassan, Melvin
Hassan, Melvin Sparks
See alsoCorporate body: Melvin Sparks Band
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Birth date1946-03-22
Death date2011-03-13
Place of birthHouston (Tex.)
Place of deathMount Vernon (Westchester County, N.Y.)
Profession or occupationGuitarists Jazz musicians
Found inWitherspoon, J. The blues is now [SR] 1967: labels (Melvin Sparks, guitar)
New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Sparks, Melvin (Herman) (Sparks Hassan, Melvin); b. Mar. 22, 1946, Houston; electric guitarist; changed name on converting to Islam in 1975, but appears professionally under his original name)
Melvin Sparks Band. What you hear is what you get [SR] 2003: label (Melvin Sparks Band; Melvin Sparks, rhythm and lead guitar, bass and vocals)
New York times, Mar. 26, 2011 (Melvin Sparks, 64, guitarist in varied eras; d. Mar. 13, 2011, Mount Vernon, N.Y.)