Monday, 17 April 2017

REMEMBERING VINNIE TAYLOR

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Vincent Taylor (musician)


Vincent Taylor
Birth nameChris Donald
Born1949
DiedApril 1974 (aged 24–25)
GenresRockpop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Associated actsSha Na Na
Vincent "Vinnie" Taylor (1949 – April 17, 1974) was an American lead guitar player best known from the group, Sha Na Na. His birth name was Chris Donald.[1] He graduated from Kent School in 1965 and Columbia College in 1971.
In February 1971 he replaced guitarist Larry "Israel" Packer. He played with the band until he died from an accidental heroin overdose[2] after a concert at University Hall at the University of Virginia on April 17, 1974.
Escaped convict Elmer Edward Solly assumed the name Vinnie Taylor while a fugitive and performed under this stage name.[3]

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