Ira Tucker

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Ira Tucker
Birth nameIra B. Tucker
Born(1925-05-17)May 17, 1925
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
OriginGreenville, South Carolina, United States
DiedJune 24, 2008(2008-06-24) (aged 83)
GenresGospel music
Years active1938–2008
LabelsDecca, MCA, Peacock
Associated actsThe Dixie Hummingbirds

Ira B. Tucker (May 17, 1925 – June 24, 2008) was the lead singer with the American gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds. He was with The Dixie Hummingbirds for 70 years, from 1938, when he joined at age 13, until his death from cardiovascular disease on June 24, 2008. Ira is the father of Sundray Tucker, Ira Tucker Jr., and Lynda Laurence, formerly of The Supremes.[1]


  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (June 26, 2008). "Ira Tucker, Gospel Singer Who Gave Dixie Hummingbirds Emotive Edge, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2015.

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