|Birthname||Melvin Russell Rhyne|
|born on||12 October 1936 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°06' 18°18 Asc. 25°25'|
American jazz organist best known for his work with jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. At 19 years old, Rhyne started playing piano with then-unknown tenor saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk but quickly switched over to the instrument that would make him famous: the Hammond B3 organ. Rhyne's piano skills translated to the organ fluently and before long he was backing famous blues players like B.B. King and T-Bone Walker. In 1959 he was asked to join fellow Indianapolis musician Wes Montgomery's newly formed trio. He died on 5 March 2013, aged 76, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- associate relationship with Montgomery, Wes (born 6 March 1923). Notes: Music collaborators
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Organ)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz