From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Burton, Rahn

(born: 1934  -  died: 2013) 

Rahn Burton, born in Louisville, KY, was a pianist who learned to play at the age of 13, beginning his professional career in Louisville in the early 1950s. Beginning in 1953, he played with Roland Kirk for six years and later toured with George Adams, playing the organ.

In 1972, Burton formed a group called African American Connection. His recordings include the 1992 album, The Poem and "Jack the Ripper," released on Roland Kirk's album, Introducing Roland Kirk, in 1960.

Rahn Burton died in New York City on February 22, 2013. For more see Rahn Burton in the Oxford Music Online Database.

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NKAA Source: The Poem (album)
NKAA Source: Introducing Roland Kirk (album)
NKAA Source: Oxford Music Online (database)

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