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 Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor

Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor

Birth
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Death 17 Dec 1975 (aged 60)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. D, Lot 257, Gr. 12 (Stone placed June, 2000)
Memorial ID 9499 · View Source
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Musician. Born Theodore Roosevelt Taylor in Natchez, Mississippi, he was a blues slide guitarist, born with six fingers on each hand. At age 21, he started playing all over the Delta and also appeared on the legendary "King Biscuit Flower" radio show of KFFA in West Helena, Arkansas, with Sonny Boy Williamson. In the 1950s, he became one of Chicago's most loved bluesmen and cut his first single, "Baby Is Coming Home" in 1960. His other hit tunes included "Take Five", "Christine", "Alley Music", "Watch Out" and "Down Home". During the 1970s, he toured the US and Europe with his band the House Rockers, and released the albums "Hound Dog and the House Rockers" (1971), "Natural Boogie" (1973) and "Beware of the Dog" (1975). He died of cancer in Chicago, Illinois.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9499
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor (12 Apr 1915–17 Dec 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9499, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .