Funeral arrangements set for legendary swamp pop musician G.G. Shinn

Funeral arrangements set for legendary swamp pop musician G.G. Shinn

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Legendary swamp pop singer and musician G.G. Shinn has died at the age of 78.

Shinn's musical career spanned over 50 years. He was most known for being featured as the trumpeter and lead vocalist of the iconic Fabulous Boogie Kings.

He also performed for such acts as the Roller Coasters, TSC Trucking Co, Chase, and The Hot Damn Band.

Mike Shepherd, President of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, described Shinn as the "epitome of a Louisiana 'Star' performer...a man that loved music, singing, and performing."

Shinn was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

"G.G. loved performing, even when he wasn't booked, he would many times choose to sing with the 'band de jour' without hesitation and/or give advice and counsel to young singers that was spot on. All of this plus a wonderful personality, always friendly and outgoing, led G.G. to have an incredible stage presence and performing personality. G.G. was one of the truly great ones, in talent, ability, personality, and love," Shepherd said.

According to a Facebook post from Shinn's wife, he died on August 7 around 2:47 p.m.

George Gershwin Shinn was born on August 25, 1939, in Franklin, Louisiana. At the time of his death, he was living in Monroe.

He also owned G.G.'s nightclub in Alexandria.

Visitation is set for Sunday, August 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Christ Church in West Monroe. Funeral will follow Monday at 2 p.m.

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