Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bar-Kays founder Ben Cauley has died
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis has lost another music legend.
The original founder of the Bar-Kays, Ben Cauley, has died.Cauley’s daughter told WREG he died Monday. He was a trumpet player and the sole survivor of the 1967 plane crash that claimed the lives of soul singer Otis Redding and four members of the Bar-Kays. Cauley reformed the Bar-Kays with James Alexander and the band recorded with Stax artists.In 1989, Cauley suffered a stroke, but later made a full recovery.The Cause of Cauley’s death, he was 67, has not been disclosed.
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