Coming from a small town and moving to the Empire State was no big deal for me because I had visited New York many times before making the move, the move exposed me to the many cultures, lifestyles and attitudes. These are just a few of the things that helped me to mature. New Yorkers seem to have had a different life style, but soon I became a New Yorker. Before moving to New York, I discovered I had a passion for music (have a musical love affair with Motown)and an interest in famous people and the history of famous people. At the age of 16 I began my own scrapbook of famous entertainers using the different magazines to gather information. Some forty years later I began putting together another scrapbook "Memorials". At this time I discovered "Find A Grave", Find A Grave helped to expand my knowledge on the history of famous people. Through my travels, I have visited many famous grave sites; have even gone out of my way searching for famous grave sites. At this point I am entering family members and friends in Find A Grave, I enjoy writing biographies, famous and non-famous. By the way, I no longer live in New York, I went from the Empire State of the North to the Empire State of the South. When I moved South, I had to work. I am now at a point in my life and I don't have to work. I am retired, yeah!!! It is such a joy.
Benny Benjamin Hello, Can you tell me about Benny he was my favorite out of the funk brothers and the best drummer to me. i have been trying to find out about for years hope you can tell some about him..
After further research, I found out that his actual birth name is Meadow George Lemon III (his father was Meadow George Lemon Jr.). I have submitted the correction to the biography to Find A Grave since they are in charge of all famous entries.
RE: Sonny Bivins Well, thanks for the followup. I have been aware of the rules, but with my observations during my many visits to famous memorials, I've noted many to have unknown burials. Hopefully, they will change their rules at least with famous burials sometime in the near future. Best regards
RE: Winifred Blue Lovett thanks for the quick reply. The lack of burial site shouldn't be an issue with famous memorials, as it is quite common with the famous; perhaps even by intent. So, it is worth a try with them again. I liked the Manhattans, and got curious to see if any of them were on Find A Grave. Regards