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Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor

Full Name Koko Taylor
Date of Birth September 28, 1928
Date of Death June 3, 2009, Chicago, IL
Birthplace Memphis
Birth City Tennessee
Country United States
Horoscope Libra

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Koko Taylor Biography

Koko Taylor is one of the most popular and richest Blues Singer who was born on September 28, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Grammy and Blues Music Award-winning singer who is known as the Queen of the Blues and who recorded “Wang Dang Doodle.”

She was an influence on the music of many, including Janis Joplin.

She married Robert Pops Taylor in 1953 and remarried Hay Harris in 1996.

NameKoko Taylor
First NameKoko
Last NameTaylor
OccupationBlues Singer
BirthdaySeptember 28
Birth Year1928
Place of BirthMemphis
Home TownTennessee
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignLibra
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseHay Harris , Robert Taylor
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Koko Taylor Net Worth

Koko Taylor is one of the richest Blues Singer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Koko Taylor's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

She left her rural life in the South with her truck driver husband, eventually landing in Chicago where she sought out singing jobs.

She was spotted by Willie Dixon in 1962 and her career took off after that.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeBlues Singer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Koko Taylor's Height & Physical Stats

Koko Taylor height Not available right now. Koko weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
Eye ColorNot Available
Hair ColorNot Available
Feet/Shoe SizeNot Available

Who is Koko Taylor Dating?

According to our records, Koko Taylor married to Hay Harris , Robert Taylor. As of February 1, 2024, Koko Taylor’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Koko Ranked on the list of most popular Blues Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Koko Taylor celebrates birthday on September 28 of every year.

How did Koko Taylor died?

You know, you touch somebody’s heart through a song. BLOCK: Blues singer Koko Taylor died today after complications from a surgery for a gastrointestinal bleed.

What made Koko Taylor famous?

Taylor appeared in films such as Wild at Heart and The Blues Brothers and made countless television appearances. She also received more blues music awards than any other artist, male or female. In 1993, she received the Legend of the Year Award and March 3rd was declared “KoKo Taylor Day” by Chicago Mayor Richard M.

Did Koko Taylor have kids?

Ms. Taylor’s first husband, Robert Taylor, died in 1989. Her survivors include her husband, Hays Harris; her daughter, Joyce Threatt; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Is Koko Taylor still alive?

June 3, 2009

Where is Koko Taylor from?

Memphis, TN

Key Events

  1. Koko Taylor (born Cora Ann Walton, September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) was an American singer whose style encompassed Chicago blues, electric blues, rhythm and blues and soul blues..

  2. In the late 1950s, she began singing in blues clubs in Chicago..

  3. She left Tennessee for Chicago in 1952 with her husband, Robert "Pops" Taylor, a truck driver..

  4. Taylor became better known by touring in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and she became accessible to a wider record-buying public when she signed a recording contract with Alligator Records in 1975..

  5. She was spotted by Willie Dixon in 1962, and this led to more opportunities for performing and her first recordings..

  6. In 1963 she had a single on USA Records, and in 1964 a cut on a Chicago blues collection on Spivey Records, called Chicago Blues..

  7. In 1964 Dixon brought Taylor to Checker Records, a subsidiary label of Chess Records, for which she recorded "Wang Dang Doodle", a song written by Dixon and recorded by Howlin' Wolf five years earlier..

  8. The record became a hit, reaching number four on the R&B chart and number 58 on the pop chart in 1966, and selling a million copies..

  9. She recorded several versions of the song over the years, including a live rendition at the 1967 American Folk Blues Festival, with the harmonica player Little Walter and the guitarist Hound Dog Taylor..

  10. Sometimes called "The Queen of the Blues", she was known for her rough, powerful vocals. Over the course of her career, she was nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, winning 1985's Best Traditional Blues Album for her appearance on Blues Explosion..

  11. She survived a near-fatal car crash in 1989..

  12. In the 1990s, she appeared in the films Blues Brothers 2000 and Wild at Heart..

  13. She opened a blues club on Division Street in Chicago in 1994, which relocated to Wabash Avenue, in Chicago's South Loop, in 2000 (the club is now closed). .

  14. In 2003, she appeared as a guest with Taj Mahal in an episode of the television series Arthur..

  15. In 2009, she performed with Umphrey's McGee at the band's New Year's Eve concert at the Auditorium Theater, in Chicago. .

  16. Taylor's final performance was at the Blues Music Awards, on May 7, 2009..

  17. In 2023, Taylor's 1960s performance of "Wang Dang Doodle" was added to the United States National Recording Registry..