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|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s|
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20 January 1933, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 10 June 1970. Earl Grant was an easy-listening pianist/organist and singer who was popular in the late 50s and early 60s. Grant played trumpet and drums in addition to piano, and studied at four music schools, after which he taught music himself, and then began performing in nightclubs while stationed in Texas during his army service. Grant signed to Decca Records in 1958 and reached number 7 in the US charts with his first single, The End, which received airplay on beautiful music stations in the USA. His first album, Ebb Tide, released in 1961, was also a number 7 entry. He placed five further singles in the US charts and six more albums (of over 20 released on Decca) through 1968. Grant appeared in a number of films as well. He died in a car accident in Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA.