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February 5, 1936|
Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
November 24, 1992 (aged 56)|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, violinist, dancer|
|Associated acts||Sun Ra|
June Tyson (born February 5, 1936, Albemarle, North Carolina, United States - d. November 24, 1992, United States) was a singer, violinist and dancer who achieved prominence performing with keyboardist and bandleader Sun Ra.
When she joined Sun Ra's Arkestra around 1968, she became the first female member of his band. (Sun Ra had previously recorded with a few female vocalists, but they were not members of his band.) She became a close and trusted friend of Ra, and helped him with costume design. Tyson continued to perform and record with Ra up to her death.
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