Estelle Axton

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: co-founder with her brother Jim Stewart of Stax Records, the Memphis label that rivaled Motown records during the R&B explosion of the 1960's, whose roster of recording artists included Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Johnny Taylor, Booker T. & the MG's and Albert King, and who was affectionately called 'Lady A' by the musicians.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: September 11, 1918

 

Died: February 24, 2004

 

Location: Memphis, Tennessee