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The Death Of Arlester Christian Of Dyke And The Blazers At 27

Tweet Arlester Christian died at 27 years and 273 days old on March 13, 1971. The cause of his violent death was a gunshot received in a street altercation in Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. Dyke, as he was nicknamed at an early age, was the lead vocalist and bassist of Dyke & the Blazers. He was a songwriter as well, and has a unique place in musical history as being the first to use the word “funky” in the title of a song, something that brought him fame and fortune along with a huge amount of publicity. It may … Continue reading

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