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Johnnie Harrison Taylor
Birth: May 5, 1934
Crawfordsville
Crittenden County
Arkansas, USA
Death: May 31, 2000
Duncanville
Dallas County
Texas, USA

R&B, Gospel singer. Born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, but grew up in nearby West Memphis. He was the son of Ida Mae Jackson. He later moved to Kansas City and began performing with the gospel group the Melody Kings; through this gospel group he met Sam Cooke. In 1957 he replaced Sam Cooke and became the lead vocalist for the gospel group the Soul Stirrers. After four years with the Soul Stirrers he began singing secular music. In 1961 he became the first artist to sign with Cooke's SAR label. In 1964 Sam Cooke was shot and killed, leaving Johnnie with just a few singles on the SAR label and without a record deal. He returned to Memphis in 1965 and signed with STAX Records, his recordings include "Who's Making Love?" (1968), "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone" (1970), "I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" (1972). In 1975 he recorded "Disco Lady" for Columbia Records. He recorded his last album in 1999 "Gotta Give the Groove Back". In 1999 he was awarded the Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. (bio by: Babe) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 27, 2000
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