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Old Aug 8, 2007, 11:27 AM
John Doheny John Doheny is offline
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Oliver "Who Shot the LaLa" Morgan.

Oliver Morgan, best known for his 1964 hit "Who Shot the La La," died July 30, 2007 in Atlanta.

Funeral Arrangements for Oliver Morgan will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Branch Bell Baptist Church, 1231 Saint Maurice Avenue (9th Ward), (504) 304-0204.

Mr. Morgan and his wife, Sylvia, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January. The couple resided on Tennessee Street just off North Claiborne Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward until the United States government’s Army Corps of Engineers' failed levees destroyed their home. They moved to Atlanta, where a son and daughter lived, and bought a house there.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; five sons, Darrell and Kevin Morgan of Atlanta, Donald and Carl Morgan of New Orleans and Bruce Morgan of South Carolina; three daughters, Sylvia Grant of Atlanta and Anita Robert and Kimberly Hall of New Orleans; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mr. Morgan, who was 74, grew up in the 9th Ward.

"Who Shot the La La," became a national hit. The party anthem featured keyboardist Eddie Bo, who is credited as the song's writer.

He did not release a full-length album until 1998's I'm Home. Produced by Allen Toussaint and issued by his NYNO Music label.
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