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 Edward “Eddie” Taylor

Edward “Eddie” Taylor

Birth
Benoit, Bolivar County, Mississippi, USA
Death 25 Dec 1985 (aged 62)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section L4X, Row 19, Grave 106
Memorial ID 10668 · View Source
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Renowned Blues musician. Edward Taylor grew up in Mississippi and watched Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson play in juke joints when he was a small boy. Eddie came to Chicago in 1949 and hooked up with childhood friend Jimmy Reed in 1953. Two years later, he started making records under his own name, including the classics "Bad Boy", "Ride 'Em On Down", and "Big Town Playboy". He went on to record with John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, John Brim, and Snooky Pryor. By the late 1950's, Taylor was in demand as a session player and remained so for the rest of his career. Taylor started recording on his own again in 1972 and kept touring and recording up until his death in 1985. He was elected to the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1987.

Bio by: Daniel L. Taylor Sr.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward “Eddie” Taylor (29 Jan 1923–25 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10668, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .