born on 25/11/1909 in Cedarville, OH, United States
died on 24/7/1944 in New York City, NY, United States
William "O'Neill" Spencer (born November 25, 1909; died July 24, 1944) was a jazz drummer and singer. He is most known for his work in the John Kirby Sextet.
He began with work for Al Sears and from 1931 to 1936 he worked with the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. He joined Kirby's group in 1937, but had to leave for a time in 1941 due to tuberculosis. He rejoined in 1942 staying until 1943, but died soon after from the disease.
- [O'Neill Spencer at All Music Guide All Music]
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