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Al Jackson, Jr.
Birth name Alan Jackson
Born (1935-11-27)November 27, 1935
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died October 1, 1975(1975-10-01) (aged 39)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres R&B, funk, soul, Memphis soul
Instruments Drums
Years active 1940–1975
Labels Stax
Associated acts Booker T. & the MGs

Alan "Al" Jackson, Jr. (November 27, 1935 - December 1, 1975) was an American jazz musician and drummer. He formed the funk and jazz group, Booker T & the MG's.

Jackson was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1935. He played drums in recording sessions for many other musicians, including Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Booker T. & the MG's had several successful records including Green Onions, Hip Hug-Her, Hang 'Em High and Time Is Tight.

Jackson was murdered at his home in 1975.

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