Friday, June 5, 2009

R.I.P.: Sam Butera

Sam Butera
(born September 17, 1927, New Orleans)
died June 3, 2009, Las Vegas)

The saxophonist Sam Butera died in Las Vegas at the age of 82. He had been at the hospital suffering from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Butera had been performing with the bands of Tommy Dorsey and Joe Reichman, but especially with Louis Prima in whose band he served for 21 years. Obituary: Las Vegas Sun, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Independent.

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