Rosco Gordon, a rhythm and blues singer
and piano player
from Memphis, TN
, died on July 11, 2002
, at his home in Rego Park, Queens
. He was 74 years old.
Mr. Gordon, significantly influenced rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and had several hits during the 1950's, including "Booted" "No More Doggin'" "Do the Chicken" and "Just a Little Bit", in a signature shuffling beat which came to be known as "Rosco's rhythm."
He played with Johnny Ace, Bobby Bland, B. B. King as well as others. Mr. Gordon had an informal group, the Beale Streeters, that recorded and broadcast radio shows during the 1950's.