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Saxophonist Love dies; part of Memphis Horns duo

By Adrian Sainz
Associated Press / April 13, 2012
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MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Saxophonist Andrew Love, who joined with trumpeter Wayne Jackson to form the award-winning Memphis Horns duo, has died at age 70.

Love's wife, Willie Love, tells The Associated Press that her husband died Thursday night surrounded by family at his Memphis home. Love had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Love is best known for his work at Stax Records and later with Jackson as The Memphis Horns. The two were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February, only the second instrumental backup group in history to receive the honor.

According to Memphis-based Stax Records, Love and Jackson played on 52 No. 1 records and 83 gold and platinum records. They backed up Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Neil Diamond and many more singers of American pop music.

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