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Johnnie Taylor

Biography

Legendary singer who sang music in a number of genres, from doo-woop to disco to R&B and soul, more than five decades of work. His 1st musical group from college was for the gospel group Highway QC’s, founded by way of a youthful Sam Cooke, whom Taylor changed. He was honored using the Pioneer Honor by the Tempo and Blues Basis after embracing the genre in the past due 1960s and documenting over twelve hits. He was created in Crawfordsville, Arkansas and he was raised in nearby Western Memphis. After putting your signature on with Stax Information in 1966, he started recording with the home music group Booker T. & the MGs and their guitarist Steve Cropper.

Quick Facts


Full Name Johnnie Taylor
Date Of Birth May 5, 1934
Died May 31, 2000, Dallas, Texas, United States
Place Of Birth Crawfordsville, AR
Profession R&B Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Gerlean Rockett
Children Floyd Taylor, T.J. Hooker-Taylor, Fonda Bryant, Schiffron Taylor-Brown, Sabrina Taylor, Latasha Taylor, Anthony Arnold, Johnnie Taylor Jr., Jonathan Taylor
Parents Ida Mae Taylor
Awards Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Groups The Soul Stirrers
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance
Movies Wattstax, Johnnie Taylor: Live in Dallas, Johnnie Taylor: Live at the Longhorn Ballroom, Bobby Blue Bland: Live on Beale Street
Star Sign Taurus

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disco 90001977writer: "I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You", "Toot Your Flute", "Just A Happy Song", "God Is Standing By", "Disco 9000", "I Love You, Woman", "Right Now"
Top of the Pops1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Midnight Special1973TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wattstax1973Documentary performer: "Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone"
Scandal2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baby Boy2001performer: "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone"
Bedazzled2000performer: "Just the One I've Been Looking For"
That '70s Show1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
She's So Lovely1997performer: "Somebody's Gettin' It" 1976
Backstreet Dreams1990performer: "Who's Making Love"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disco 90001977Gene Edwards

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Composer

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Disco 90001977

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train1972-1986TV Series documentaryGuest / Himself / Himself - Guest
The Midnight Special1973-1976TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651973-1976TV SeriesHimself
Wattstax1973DocumentaryHimself
Della1970TV SeriesHimself
Age tendre et tête de bois1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Aretha Franklin Presents Soul Rewind2010TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2007TV SeriesHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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