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Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson pay tribute to the late Allen Toussaint

Last Updated Nov 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm EDT

FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Jagger paid tribute to the late Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans musician who wrote “Southern Nights,” “Lady Marmalade” and many other hits. “He was such an influential songwriter and performer,” Jagger tweeted Wednesday, Nov. 11. Early in their career, the Rolling Stones covered Toussaint’s “Pain in My Heart” and “Fortune Teller,” both written under the pseudonym “Naomi Neville.” (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mick Jagger and Robbie Robertson are paying tribute to the late Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans musician who wrote “Southern Nights,” ”Mother-in-Law” and many other hits.

“He was such an influential songwriter and performer,” Jagger tweeted Wednesday. Early in their career, the Rolling Stones covered Toussaint’s “Pain in My Heart” and “Fortune Teller,” both written under the pseudonym “Naomi Neville.” Meanwhile, Robertson wrote on his Facebook page that Toussaint’s horn arrangements were vital parts of the Band’s live shows and noted that he had the “honour of inducting Allen into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” in 1998.

Toussaint died of a heart attack Tuesday at age 77. He also worked with Paul McCartney, Lee Dorsey and the Meters among others.

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This story has been corrected to show that Toussaint wrote “Mother-in-Law” not “Lady Marmalade.”

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