Rhyne, Melvin

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Rhyne, Melvin Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°06' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°18 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Montgomery, Wes (born 6 March 1923). Notes: Music collaborators


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Organ)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz