Marvell Thomas, American keyboardist, Died at 75


Marvell Thomas was born in 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee, and died on January 23, 2017.

He was an African-American keyboardist.

He was known for his work in Memphis Soul, and son of the man dubbed “Memphis’s other King”, Rufus Thomas.

Thomas’ sister Carla Thomas was known as the “Memphis Queen” after her breakthrough hit “Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)”.

He co-produced and played keyboards on the multi-platinum Isaac Hayes album, Hot Buttered Soul.

His touring credits include concert tours with The Temptations, music director for Peabo Bryson, father Rufus Thomas, sister Carla Thomas and Isaac Hayes.

Marvell Thomas passed away at 75 years old.