Ceremony planned for late Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame member 

The life of an award-winning Oklahoma blues legend will be celebrated by fans, friends and music lovers Saturday in eastern Oklahoma.

D.C. Minner, who died May 6 at age 73, was an accomplished musician who played bass alongside Freddie King, Eddie Floyd, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, and was well-known for his Dusk 'Til Dawn Blues Festival held annually at his Down Home Blues Club in Rentiesville.

The legendary musician was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999 and was entered into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2003.

Minner and his wife, Selby, who both received a W.C. Handy Award and the Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation, also performed for students statewide as part of Blues in the Schools, a program they helped found through the Oklahoma Arts Council.

A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 401 S. Third in Muskogee, with services at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church in Rentiesville. 

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