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Edgar Winter

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Edgar Winter (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a keyboard player, vocalist, saxophonist and percussionist, well-versed in jazz, blues and rock. He is the second son of John and Edwina Winter, who were very much responsible for Edgar and his older brother Johnny Winter’s early musical awareness. Both Edgar and Johnny are persons with albinism — a condition of irony because of the black soulful music that these snow-colored prodigies could create.

As teens Edgar and Johnny (who is three years older than Edgar) began performing together at local watering holes such as Tom’s Fish Camp. The two played in R&B and blues groups; Johnny and the Jammers, The Crystaliers, and The Black Plague. By the time he was of college age Edgar had become competent on keyboards, bass, guitar and drums.

After recording with his brother, Clive Davis gave Edgar the green light to go solo, creating whatever he wanted. An unaclaimed, eclectic black vinyl called Entrance was released and so was the talent and magnetism of Edgar Winter.

Johnny’s nimble fingers and fine-tuned hearing made up for poor eyesight, making him rich and respected…and making him famous first. Edgar would settle forever settle as Johnny’s little brother…but his talent…and ability to recognize and attract talent, would keep Edgar continually evolving.

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  • Amir-AA

    Dying to Live.............. Amazing

    12 Aug 1:33pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Spotify playlist: Rock University: 60 years of Rock Music

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • carolinagilmour

    Mito! (3)

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    Mito (2)

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • arturduarte

    Mito

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Grindgo

    SAAAAAAVEEEE THEEEE PLAAAANEEET !

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Kreib

    Saw this man perform with Ringo Star and His All-Stars and Edgar totaly stole the show [2]

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ThaatsDerringer

    REALIZEI MEU SONHO DE VER ESSE CARA DE PERTO <333

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Brendan_Biele

    Saw this man perform with Ringo Star and His All-Stars and Edgar totaly stole the show! He was so much fun to watch... catch him in action if you can!

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • le_dzedaj

    If he had brown hair he would totally look like drummer from Stillwater from Almost Famous movie.

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • android9791

    in the current pic he looks like a cross between V from v for vendetta and uncle jesse from the dukes of hazzard.

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • bluesmope

    November 2005, I saw Edgar when hometown Beaumont bestowed 'stars' in recognition. He was terrific! The most talent I have ever seen erupting from one man; musical interplay just spouting -- spewing out, splashing all over the audience. Astonishing!

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Bose-Man

    Saw him support Alvin Lee a few years back and he blew him off stage,amazing performer.

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rock2468

    If everything was a Free Ride!

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • razzu

    amazing! and amazing cover of the steppenwolf classic! amazing hair too!

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • HeavensDemise

    I saw you guys on July 2nd at the Muskegon Summer Celebration and I just wanted to say that that you put on one hell of a show.

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • fedumas

    Thank you for the great music over the years Edgar!

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jr2280

    Magic Carpet ride is Steppenwolf

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • loneDillo

    i think Edgar is a better musician than his brother

    29 Aug 2008 Reply
  • BareNakedMike

    Oh, god dammit. He's a scientologist.

    27 Mar 2008 Reply
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