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Zola Taylor
Birth: Mar. 17, 1938
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 2007
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Musician. A native of Los Angeles, Taylor was an original member of the famed rhythm and blues group, the Platters. A talented and very attractive contralto singer, Taylor began her singing career with the RPM Records Label. In 1954 she recorded the single "Make Love To Me" for that label, and went onto work with the likes of Shirley Gunter and the Queens before joining the Platters. In March of 1954, she was signed by the Platters manager, Buck Ram, and began recording and touring with the group. Her remarkable voice can be heard on some of the Platter's greatest hits including, "Maggie Doesn't Work Here Anymore", "Mean to Me", "My Prayer", "Twilight Time", "The Great Pretender", "Only You," "He's Mine', "Bark, Battle and Ball", and "Indiff'rent." Miss Taylor also appeared in two films with the group, "The Girl Can't Help It', and "Rock Around the Clock." Taylor who was once married to controversial singer Frankie Lymon, left the Platters in 1964, to pursue other options. Taylor was portrayed by actress Halle Berry in "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" (1998), a film based on Frankie Lymon's life. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Platters in 1990. 
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: May 01, 2007
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