Jerry Lee Lewis' Bandmate B.B. Cunningham Shot to Death, Suspect Arrested


Jerry Lee Lewis' Bandmate B.B. Cunningham Shot to Death, Suspect Arrested


The lead vocalist of The Hombres was killed on Sunday, October 14 in a Memphis apartment complex near the place where he worked as a security guard.

B.B. Cunningham, a bandmember of legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, was gunned down on Sunday, October 14. The Memphis musician, who worked a side job as a security guard, was shot to death near an apartment complex where he worked.

The incident happened around 2 in the morning. 70-year-old Cunningham was on duty at an apartment complex on the southeast side of the city when he heard a gunshot at the Cherrycrest apartments nearby and decided to check it out.

When police arrived on the scene, Cunningham and a 16-year-old boy, identified Monday as Henry White, were found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds. 22-year-old Dock Britt was suspected as the gunman and was arrested on late Sunday night.

The man was charged with first-degree murder in Cunningham's death. Cops are still investigating the shootout incident to determine who killed White.

Cunningham served as a longtime keyboardist and backup singer for Lewis. He was also a leader of his own band, The Hombres, and co-wrote the band's 1967 hit single "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)".

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