New Orleans legend dies after concert in Madrid

New Orleans legend dies after concert in Madrid


norman lebrecht

November 10, 2015

Allen Toussaint, who suffered a heart attack and died in the ambulance that took him to hospital, was an allround livewire who wrote hundreds of hit songs and performed them himself.

Allen was 77, the soul of New Orleans.

allen toussaint

His sexiest hit: Voulay-vew couchez avec mwah, se swah?


  • Paul Kelly says:

    Allen Toussaint didn’t actually write Lady Marmalade. He merely produced it. The Lennon version is wierd, crude and a million miles away from Toussaint’s suave realism.

  • Jan Mancuso says:

    One of the most important musical forces and culture weavers has left us. In the opinion of many, Allen’s influence covers more ground than any since Ellington. A gentleman and mighty force.
    Say amen.

  • GGC says:

    Great city to die! Another leyend gone…

  • Gary says:

    I hope he gets a good send off. He had a great run.