born on 13/12/1930 in Nashville, TN, United States
died on 4/6/2013 in Hutchinson Island, GA, United States
Ben Tucker (December 13, 1930 - June 4, 2013) was an American jazz bassist who appeared on hundreds of recordings. Tucker played on albums by Art Pepper, Billy Taylor, Quincy Jones, Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Hank Crawford, Junior Mance, and Herbie Mann.
By 1972, Tucker owned two radio stations, WSOK-AM, which had over 400,000 listeners, and WLVH-FM. Both of these were located in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia.
He died in a traffic collision in Hutchinson Island, Georgia, on June 4, 2013. http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/20548509-418/ben-tucker-82-popular-jazz-bassist-killed-in-golf-cart-accident.html
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- The Marietta Daily Journal - Georgia jazz musician killed in car crash. Mdjonline.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-17.