Graveside Ceremony For Memphis Soul Legend O.V. Wright


O.V. Wright 1939 - 1980

O.V. Wright 1939 - 1980

In 1973 Memphis soul singer O.V. Wright recorded following lines:

Soon I will be done
With the troubles of this world
I’m going home to live with God

In 1979 O.V. Wright had open heart surgery and the following year he died of a heart attack on November 16. He was buried in Memphis in an unmarked grave. Memphis writer Preston Lauterbach couldn’t accept that the soul legend’s final resting place remained unmarked. His appeal for funds on the website Backroads of American Music was heard by many dedicated fans of O.V. Wright.

plakat-ovwright-kleinThis November 16 there will be a ceremony at O.V. Wright’s grave and it will no longer be unmarked. On the days before the ceremony there will be several O.V. Wright events in Memphis such as studio tours, meeting with O.V. Wright collaborators and there will be a O.V. Wright night at the Ground Zero Blues Club with soul singer Otis Clay.

More about O.V. Wright

A Nickel and a Nail
Ace Of Spades
O.V. Wright The Bottom Line
O.V. Wright Video Medley God Bless Our Love/When A Man Loves A Woman
O.V. Wright’s records on the Hi label


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