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|Birth name||Walter Luzar Campbell|
March 21, 1916|
Shelby, Mississippi, United States
|Died||July 20, 1993
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Genres||Soul, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz|
|Occupations||Saxophonist, flautist, singer|
|Instruments||Saxophone, flute, vocals|
|Labels||Motown, Attic, Candy Apple, Campbell Artist Productions|
|Associated acts||The Temptations, Four Tops, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Choker Campbell and his Sixteen-Piece Orchestra, The Super Sounds|
Born as an only child in Shelby, Mississippi, his family moved to Saginaw, Michigan, when he was only five years old. Campbell studied saxophone under several musicians and left school at the age of nineteen. In the early 1960s he got a job at Hitsville USA (which later became Motown Records) playing with the resident band, then later as a supporting artist for several well-known Motown artists, such as The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and others. Campbell toured the U.S. with stops at the Apollo Theater in New York City and many other venues.
After leaving Motown Records, Campbell traveled to Canada with his own band and played several Canadian venues. He settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he started his own record label, Campbell Artist Productions, and did several recordings with Attic Records (of Toronto), and studio work with his friend, Paul Zaza.
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