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Chris Kenner

b. Chris Kenner, 25th December 1929, Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.A.

d. 25th January 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Chris Kenner hailed from New Orleans.

He was an R&B singer and songwriter, best remembered for two hit singles in the early 1960’s.

These were 1961’s, ‘I Like It Like That’, which reached number 2 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart (sold over one million copies and was Grammy nominated) and 1962’s, ‘Land of a Thousand Dances’.

Chris KennerChris Kenner

land of 1000 dances - 1966 / i like it like that - 1997

He released an album on Atlantic Records in 1966.

In 1968 he was convicted of statutory rape of a minor, and spent three years in Louisiana's Angola prison.

Chris Kenner died from a heart attack in 1976 in a New Orleans rooming house, at the age of 46.

Chris Kenner

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Land Of 1,000 Dances (Atlantic Records 1966)

I Like It Like That (Charly Records 1987)

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