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Spann died last week at age 89 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The Mississippi native helped B.B. King launch his career and was known as “The Blues Man.”
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Spann began his radio career in the 1950’s and later purchased WVON in the late 70s. He also worked as a concert promoter, boosting Aretha Franklin and the Jackson Five’s music.
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Spann’s wake starts at 10:30 a.m. at Apostolic Church of God, followed by his funeral at noon.
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