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Lee Allen

Lee Allen

July 2 is the birth anniversary of tenor saxophone player Lee Allen—born in 1927, he passed away in 1994. Allen grew up in Denver and attended school in the Whittier neighborhood. He located in New Orleans circa 1943 and, as the late Dr. John described it, “put that sound” on Little Richard’s hits and recordings with Fats Domino. Allen also played three shows with the Rolling Stones in 1981—two of them at Folsom Field in Boulder.