Shorty Long

Born: 
05/20/1940
City: 
Birmingham
Region: 
AL
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/29/1969
Instruments: 
Drums, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals

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Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long was an American soul singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer for Motown's Soul Records imprint. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1980.

On June 29, 1969, Long and a friend drowned when their boat capsized on the Detroit River in Michigan. Stevie Wonder played the harmonica at his burial, and placed it on his casket afterwards.

Discography

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
WCHB Talent Contest 06/22/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA