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Larry Levan

Larry LevanAKA Lawrence Philpot

Born: 20-Jul-1954
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 8-Nov-1992
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Disc Jockey

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Legendary Disco DJ

From 1976 to 1987, Levan was the resident DJ at the Paradise Garage, a converted indoor garage in Soho. Cut his first record in 1978, a remix of "C is for Cookie" by Cookie Monster from Sesame Street.

[1] Died of endocarditis, an inflammation of the lining of the heart, exacerbated by years of hard drug use.

Mother: Minnie Levan (dressmaker)
Sister: Minnie Levan (b. 1936, twin)
Brother: Isaac Levan (b. 1936, twin)

    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Heroin, Asthma

    Maestro (22-Feb-2003) · Himself

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