Allen Toussaint was born in New Orleans, LA.
17-year-old Allen Toussaint replaces Huey “Piano” Smith in Earl King’s band for a gig in Alabama.
Allen Toussaint’s first solo album, credited to “A. Tousan,” is released.
Allen Toussaint becomes an A&R man for the New Orleans-based Minit label. As a pianist, songwriter, producer and arranger, he oversees a string of hits by Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Jessie Hill, Chris Kenner, Lee Dorsey and others.
“Mother-in-Law,” written and produced by Allen Toussaint and recorded by Ernie K-Doe, hits #1 on the national chart.