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Memphis Sunset: The Mysterious Death of Stax Heartbeat Al Jackson, Jr.

Andria Lisle, Grand Royal, Fall 1997

July 31, 1975 – Booker T & the MGs drummer and Stax session musician Al Jackson, Jr. is shot in the chest with a .22-caliber pistol during a fracas with his wife, Barbara Jackson, in their Memphis home at 2885 Central Avenue.

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