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Lee Allen; Saxophonist Backed Fats Domino, Little Richard

October 29, 1994

Lee Allen, 66, soulful rhythm and blues saxophonist who backed such singers as Fats Domino and Little Richard. A native of Kansas, Allen moved to New Orleans in 1944 to attend Xavier University on a music and athletic scholarship. Within four years, he was considered a professional saxophonist. Known for his solos, in 1957 Allen had a solo hit record, "Walkin' with Mr. Lee." He later turned to rock and roll, touring in the 1980s with the Rolling Stones and the Blasters. On Oct. 18 in Los Angeles of lung cancer.

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