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Allen Toussaint


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.