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|Birth name||Ira B. Tucker|
|Also known as||Ira Tucker.sr|
May 17, 1925|
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
|Origin||Greenville, South Carolina, United States|
|Died||June 24, 2008(aged 83)|
|Labels||Decca, MCA, Peacock|
|Associated acts||The Dixie Hummingbirds|
Ira Tucker Sr. (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.
- 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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