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Musician in Jerry Lee Lewis' band killed in Memphis shooting

A member of music legend Jerry Lee Lewis’ band was shot and killed in a Memphis shootout on Sunday morning, police told WMCTV.com. An unidentified 16-year-old was killed at the same time.

B.B. Cunningham, 70, was moonlighting as a security guard at an apartment complex when he heard a shot and went to investigate, police told The Commercial Appeal newspaper. Both Cunningham and the teen were dead by the time police arrived on the scene.

"I don't know much about him but he was always nice to me we always talked a lot and sometimes he helped me out when I was having trouble with my vehicle," apartment complex resident Judy Baladez told WMCTV.com about Cunningham.

Cunningham most recently toured with Sweden’s The Cadillac Band in July.

He was a member of the Memphis group "The Hombres" in the mid-1960s and co-wrote the group’s hit song in 1967, "Let It Out, Let it All Hang Out." He joined Lewis’ band in 1997.

 

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