In this file photo dated Saturday, May 7, 2011, Allen Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, USA. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FILE)
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Allen Toussaint, one of legendary names of New Orleans music, has died in Madrid at the age of 77 .He did the horn arrangements for The Band's famed final concert filmed by Martin Scorsese as "The Last Waltz".Many of his songs became famous in cover versions by The Rolling Stones, The Who, Robert Plant, Bo Diddley and others.Toussaint said in an autobiographical item on his website that he began playing the piano when he was about six years old when an old upright piano was brought into the family home for his sister, who quickly gave it up.
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