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Edgar Winter

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Although he’s often skirted the edges of blues music, in mind, saxophonist, keyboardist and composer Edgar Winter is really a blues musician. Elevated in Beaumont, TX, younger sibling of ukulele participant and guitarist Johnny Winter season, Edgar Winter season has always forced himself in fresh directions, synthesizing the rock and roll, blues and jazz melodies he hears in his mind. As a result, his group of fans may possibly not be what it might have been, experienced he produced a conscious work — like his sibling Johnny — in which to stay a blues-rock mildew over time. He’s one musician who’s by no means been scared to endeavor into multiple musical arenas, quite often, within the area of one recording, as with his debut, Entry (1970 Columbia Information). Edgar Winter season, the second child of John and Edwina Winter season, was born Dec 28, 1946 in Beaumont, TX, and far from the credit for Edgar and Johnny’s early musical consciousness must go directly to the brothers’ parents, who’ve been a constant way to obtain encouragement throughout their particular musical professions. The males’ father sang inside a barbershop quartet, within their chapel choir, and performed saxophone inside a jazz group. Edgar and Johnny, who’s 3 years old, began performing jointly as teenagers, playing regional watering openings like Tom’s Seafood Camp before these were outdated enough to beverage. The pair’s early R&B and blues groupings included Johnny as well as the Jammers, the Crystaliers as well as the Dark Plague. In senior high school, Edgar became captivated by the saxophone stylings of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and Hank Crawford, and he started playing alto sax in earnest. Being a pre-teen, he previously performed ukulele, like his old sibling. But by enough time he was of university age, Edgar acquired become capable on keyboards, bass, electric guitar and drums. Edgar was agreed upon to Epic Information in 1970 after executing on his brother’s Second Wintertime record. He recorded Entry, his debut, which highlighted himself of all of the musical instruments. After radio achievement accompanying his sibling on Johnny Wintertime And, he produced a big horn ensemble known as White Trash. Though it was a short-lived group which split up in middle-’72, Winter season put together another group to record two even more albums for Epic Information, White Garbage and Roadwork. Winter’s solitary, “Maintain Playing That Rock and roll ‘n’ Move,” reached quantity 70 within the U.S. rock and roll radio charts, as well as the recording Roadwork hit quantity 23 within the recording charts. By the summertime of 1972, through continuous touring, (along with a prepared willingness to accomplish interviews, unlike his old sibling), Winter season created the Edgar Winter season Group in the summertime of 1972. In January, 1973, Epic released They Just Come Out during the night, made by guitarist Rick Derringer, which reached number 3 within the U.S. This recording experienced Winter’s most well-known track, “Frankenstein,” which reached number 1 within the U.S. in-may of 1973. Later on that 12 months, “Free Trip” from your same recording reached quantity 14. Although he’s by no means matched that sort of industrial radio success once again, Winter season has continuing to tour and record in a prolific speed. He relocated from NEW YORK to Beverly Hillsides in 1989 to go after movie score function, which he’s experienced some achievement with, especially using a somewhat reworked edition of “Frankenstein” for the film Wayne’s Globe II. Although his early-’70s albums like Entry, White Garbage, They Only TURN OUT during the night and Surprise Treatment are bluesier affairs than a few of his afterwards albums, you can find blues music like “Big Town Woman” using one of his 1990s produces, Not a Child Anymore (1994), in the Intersound label, and 1999’s Wintertime Blues was nearly wholly specialized in the idiom. An excellent introduction to Wintertime for individuals who weren’t around in the first ’70s may be the Edgar Wintertime Collection (1993) on Rhino Information.

Quick Facts


Full Name Edgar Winter
Date Of Birth December 28, 1946
Height 1.8 m
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Multi-instrumentalist, Saxophonist, Percussionist
Nationality American
Spouse Monique Winter
Parents Edith Winter, John Winter II
Siblings Johnny Winter
Music Groups Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Edgar Winter's White Trash
Music Songs Free Ride, Dying to Live, Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo, We All Had a Real Good Time, Hangin' Around, Keep Playing That Rock 'N' Roll, Tobacco Road, Give It Everything You Got, Harlem Shuffle, River's Risin', Alta Mira, Undercover Man, Rock 'N' Roll Boogie Woogie Blues, Back in the Blues, Save the Planet, Jump Right Out, Rock & Roll Medley, It's Your Life to Live, Jazzin' the Blues, Round & Round, Hello Mellow Feelin, Rockin' the Blues, Jimmy's Gospel, Turn On Your Love Light, Maybe Some Day You'll Call My Name, A Different Game, Solar Strut, Let's Get It On, Where Have You Gone, One Day Tomorrow, Someone Take My Heart Away, Tell Me in a Whisper
Albums Together: Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter Live, They Only Come Out at Night, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Shock Treatment, Jasmine Nightdreams, Entrance, Rebel Road, Mission Earth, Winter Blues, The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, Jazzin' the Blues, Standing On Rock, Live at North Sea Jazz, The Essential Edgar Winter, Frankestein (Live), The Real Deal, Harlem Nocturne, Live At North Sea Jazz Festival, I'm Not a Kid Anymore, Original Album Classics, The Best, Recycled, The Best of Edgar Winter, The Brothers Winter, Live in Japan, The Edgar Winter Collection, Playlist: The Very Best of Edgar Winter, Together, Johhny And Edgar Winter Collection, Live Rock Masters: Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo In Japan, Frankenstein, Edgar Winter World Premium Artists Series 100's, Original Artist Hit List: Edgar Winter
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Movies Edgar Winter: Live at the Galaxy, Edgar Winter: Reach for It, Edgar Winter: Live on Stage, Guitar Heroes, Ringo Starr: Live on Tour, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band: Live at the Greek Theatre 2008, Johnny Winter: Pieces and Bits


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#Fact
1 His hit single "Frankenstein" was so named because it was edited together from several different takes, akin to how Frankenstein's monster was cobbled together from various different body parts.
2 Member of the Church of Scientology.
3 Brother of Johnny Winter. Both have albinism.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Vinyl 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ricki and the Flash 2015 writer: "Keep Playin' That Rock N Roll"
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary writer: "Frankenstein"
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 performer: "Frankenstein" / writer: "Frankenstein"
A Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life in Music 2013 TV Movie writer: "Open Fire", "Frankenstein"
That's My Boy 2012 writer: "Frankenstein"
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 performer: "Frankenstein" / writer: "Frankenstein"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Frankenstein"
Tropic Thunder 2008 writer: "Frankenstein" 1973
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Invincible 2006 performer: "Free Ride"
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game writer: "Frankenstein"
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary writer: "Runnin' Dying to Live"
Knockaround Guys 2001 performer: "Frankenstein", "Free Ride" / writer: "Frankenstein"
Malcolm in the Middle 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duets 2000 performer: "Keep On Rockin'", "Texas" / writer: "Keep On Rockin'", "Texas"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
You're Dead... 1999 writer: "Frankenstein"
Detroit Rock City 1999 performer: "Frankenstein" / writer: "Frankenstein"
The Secret Life of Girls 1999 performer: "Frankenstein" / writer: "Frankenstein"
Wag the Dog 1997 writer: "Good Old Shoe"
ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 1994 Video writer: "Frankenstein" - uncredited
My Girl 2 1994 performer: "Frankenstein" / writer: "Frankenstein"
Wayne's World 2 1993 performer: "FRANKENSTEIN" / writer: "FRANKENSTEIN"
Encino Man 1992 lyrics: "Frankenstein" / music: "Frankenstein"
My Cousin Vinny 1992 writer: "Way Down South"
Netherworld 1992 performer: "Stranger to Love", "Open Door Policy", "100 Reasons", "If I Didn't Love You"
The Simpsons 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Spirit of '76 1990 writer: "Frankenstein"
Air America 1990 performer: "Free Ride"
Maniac Mansion 1987 Video Game writer: "Frankenstein"
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hotel Hooker 1974 performer: "Save the Planet", "Keep Playin' That Rock 'n' Roll", "Give It Everything You Got", "Where Would I Be" - as Edgar Winter's White Trash, uncredited / writer: "Save the Planet", "Keep Playin' That Rock 'n' Roll", "Give It Everything You Got", "Where Would I Be" - uncredited
The Midnight Special 1973 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flipside TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1973 writer - 1 episode, 1973
In Concert 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rollin' on the River 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Netherworld 1992 Cameo appearance

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina 2003 Documentary extra special thanks: artiste

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty 2014 Documentary
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live at the Greek Theater 2010 Video Himself
The Music Cafe Presents 2009 TV Series Himself
Don't Forget the Lyrics! 2009 TV Series
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 2006 2008 Video documentary Musician
American Music: Off the Record 2008 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
Mysterious Ways 2001 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
20 Years After: A Woodstock Reunion 1989 Video Himself
Rock of the 80's 1985 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Musician
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1973 TV Series Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 TV Series Himself
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary Himself
Rollin' on the River 1972 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Tupac: Resurrection (2003) · Tupac Shakur (Performer, Writer)
· The Notorious B.I.G. (Performer, Writer)
· Eminem (Writer)
· Luis Resto (Writer)


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